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The multiple market forces affecting community hospitals are varied based on the geographic region of the country, the penetration of managed care, and the missions of individual community hospitals. There is not "one generic community hospital." Rather, they exist for different reasons. For most community hospitals, the mission is to provide health care to residents in the surrounding area. However, an important differentiating factor is whether the community hospital has a dual mission to support graduate medical education (GME).
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