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February 1991

Affiliation Between Hahnemann University and Pennsylvania College of Optometry

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Washington, DC; Philadelphia, Pa; Buffalo, NY

Arch Ophthalmol. 1991;109(2):234-237. doi:10.1001/archopht.1991.01080020080048

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This article outlines the nature, describes the implementation process, and summarizes the status of operations to date of the affiliation between Hahnemann University (HU) and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO).

Health care financing and provision are issues that affect virtually every individual in the United States today. As health care costs continue to rise, providers, third-party payers, and patients alike actively seek more effective and efficient provision systems. If providers fail to provide quality and cost-effective health care, they will be left behind in the increasingly competitive market. Similarly, if patients and third-party payers do not use more effective and efficient systems, they will assume an even greater share of the rising health care expense.

See also p 238.

Affiliation between professional institutions presents numerous opportunities for enhancing the education and clinical training of students, residents, and practitioners. Institutions that are developing their respective professions can collaborate in many

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