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Teaching Hospitals and the Urban Poor$
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Eli Ginzberg

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780300082326

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300082326.001.0001

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Teaching Hospitals and the Urban Poor

Eli Ginzberg

Yale University Press

An academic health center (AHC) consists of a medical school and one or more health professional schools. These schools are joined to one or more affiliated teaching hospitals that are under common ownership or closely aligned with the medical school. This book focuses on the academic health centers (AHCs) that provide medical care to the urban poor. The urban poor belong to a group of people with income below the federal level of poverty and people who are uninsured. The book centers primarily on the relationship between AHCs and the urban poor subsequent to the passage of Medicare and Medicaid.

Keywords:   academic health center, medical school, health professional school, teaching hospitals, urban poor, Medicare, Medicaid, medical care

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