A hundred years of hospital-based health care services
SPMC J Health Care Serv. 2017;3(1):9. ARK: http://n2t.net/ark:/76951/jhcs23b7xd
1Hospital Research and Publication Office, Southern Philippines Medical Center, JP Laurel Ave, Davao City, Philippines
Correspondence Alvin S Concha,
Article editor Jesse Jay L Baula
Received 18 August 2016
Accepted 31 August 2016
Cite as Concha AS. A hundred years of hospital-based health care services. SPMC J Health Care Serv. 2017;3(1):2. http://n2t.net/ark:/76951/jhcs23b7xd
“While the first and principal duty of a health service is to prevent the appearance and spread of disease, rather than attempt its cure after having appeared, it is recognized that, until the public is educated to the point that disease can be prevented or eradicated in its incipiency, all reasonable means must be used to cure those who are suffering, for two reasons: (1) To save the life of the individual, if possible, and (2) to instruct the individual and his(/her) family so far as may be possible, during illness or convalescence, in preventive measures for his(/her) own and his(/her) family’s future protection.”3
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