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DUNEDIN'S LOW COST. A report extending over four years was brought up at the meeting of the Wellington Hospital arid Charitable Aid Board on Thursday, showing comparison of the main institutione in New Zealand.- Ihe following table is for the last year (1913-14) only: vH . $ %% -2 Z 9% 3 '5 1 Wellington. ... 295 260 4,256 £BO 9s Auckland 275 344 3,630 78 4s Christchurch ... 197 234 2,714 89 8s Dunedin 203 229 2,576 76 5s Otaki 7.7 11 155 154 8s Otaki San. ... 23.0 The numbers in the hospitals, so far as could be ascertained, were as follow : Wellington 5,857, outpatients attended 18,934; Christ-church, 2,870 and 14,867; Dunedin, 2,534 and 11,656. The "cost" covers cost of maintenance and administration, less payments by individual patients. In regard to deaths in hospital, it should bo stated that it is not the practice in New Zealand to exclude, as in Australia, from the deaths patients who arrive in a practically dying condition in the hospital precincts.

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HOSPITALS COMPARED, Issue 15633, 26 October 1914

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HOSPITALS COMPARED Issue 15633, 26 October 1914

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