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Books, Journals, New Media
October 25, 2000

Academic Health ServicesTeaching Hospitals and the Urban Poor

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Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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by Eli Ginzberg, 129 pp, $20, ISBN 0-300-08232-0, New Haven, Conn, Yale University Press, 2000.

JAMA. 2000;284(16):2119-2120. doi:10.1001/jama.284.16.2119-JBK1025-3-1

Eli Ginzberg is deservedly renowned in health and social science research and policy, the doyen of the field. With his latest book he has again captured our interest with contrarian views of current events. In this case, he examines the evolution of academic health centers (AHCs), from calling their survival into question to roles as agents of the urban poor. His thesis is that AHCs can survive economically only with Medicare and Medicaid managed care monies that pay for care for the urban poor.

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