Improving health care value by achieving superior outcomes at comparable or lower cost has been a central goal of delivery system reform. In recent years, academic medical centers (AMCs) have encountered renewed questions about how much value they offer patients and the health care system.1 Academic medical centers, which train the next generation of physicians, generally have greater subspecialty expertise and more sophisticated technology, but are also widely believed to be more expensive than community hospitals.
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Khullar D, Frakt AB, Burke LG. Advancing the Academic Medical Center Value Debate: Are Teaching Hospitals Worth It? JAMA. 2019;322(3):205–206. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.8306
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