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Teaching Hospitals and the Urban Poor

Eli Ginzberg


Academic health centers (AHCs) have played a key role in propelling the United States to world leadership in technological advances in medicine. At the same time, however, many of these urban-based hospitals have largely ignored the medical care of their poor neighbors. Now one of the leading experts in American health policy and economics ponders whether current and proposed changes in the financing and delivery of medical care will result in a realignment between AHCs and the poor. Basing the discussion on an analysis of the nation's twenty-five leading research-oriented health centers, this ... More

Keywords: academic health centers, medical care, medicine, universal health insurance, Medicaid, medical practice, poor, teaching hospitals

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780300082326
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300082326.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eli Ginzberg, author