The Metropolitan Academic Medical Center: Its Role in An Era of Tight Money and Changing Expectations

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"Bringing together concerns about the metropolitan medical center and opinions on whether it will survive shifting tides and expectations of health care reform, contributors to this volume examine the fate of the medical academy. They explore, among other critical issues, the traditionally symbiotic but changing partnership between academic medical centers and government; the uncertainties of financing education, research, and patient care; the complexities of providing medical care to the poor; the challenges of an urban environment; and the many new or evolving initiatives metropolitan medical centers can take advantage of to help ensure their role as quality care educators and providers. The Metropolitan Academic Medical Center provides a careful reexamination of developments of the past decade and offers insights for improving medical education, biomedical research, and health care services. Policymakers, medical doctors, practitioners, and researchers as well as anyone concerned with health care reform will profit from this timely and engaging volume." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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