NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 19, 1969
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(Studio) Med. and hospital costs boom. California hospital cuts prices
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(San Diego, California) Private rooms costs cut from $70 to $55. Incls. color TV. Disposable items cut down costs. 30% of laundry costs cut. Kitchen items also throw-aways. [Hospital Admin. James BRAY - says engineering standards used here allow 7% cost drop.] Computer helps with efficiency. Patients get 4 hrs. nursing per day. Closed circuit television assists.
REPORTER: Frank Bourgholtzer
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