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Here’s Why Funding Medical Education Helps Vulnerable Patients

An article in the New England Journal of Medicine in June (no one accused me of being a timely blogger!) shows that academic medical centers often provide poorly-reimbursed services that other healthcare institutions avoid. Where more general hospitals might avoid having psychiatric emergencies available, 90% of academic medical centers offer such services:

Percentage of U.S. COTH Hospitals and Nonteaching Hospitals

Whereas only 4% of nonacademic institutions offer pediatric intensive care, over half of academic medical centers do. In fact, academic medical centers have historically provided almost 40% of all charity care in the U.S. (To read the rest of this blog and leave comments, please visit Forbes.)

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