Urban Medical Centers: Balancing Academic and Patient Care Functions


"Urban Medical Centers: Balancing Academic and Patient Care Functions addresses the profound and urgent effects of the stresses and strains in the U. S. health care system on urban academic health centers. It also assesses the diversity of responses these centers are mounting to ensure not only survival but, more importantly, a position from which they can continue to make significant contributions to the advancement of American medicine. In this report of the proceedings of the Tenth Annual Health Policy Conference (1995), sponsored by Cornell University Medical College, nine leaders of medical education describe the approaches that their respective institutions are exploring and, in some cases, have begun to implement. Public and private medical centers - large and small, research- and service-oriented, located in various regions of the countryare represented. The provocative discussions between the presenters and a panel of senior medical facultyadministrators, representatives of the health insurance sector, and health foundation executives - are summarized in a concluding chapter." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Eli Ginzberg
  • Bruce Siegel
  • Kenneth I. Shine
  • H. Richard Nesson
  • David B. Skinner
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Boulder, CO
Publication year:
  • 1996


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