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ERIC Number: ED555238
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 232
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-0-309-30355-2
Graduate Medical Education That Meets the Nation's Health Needs
Eden, Jill, Ed.; Berwick, Donald, Ed.; Wilensky, Gail, Ed.
National Academies Press
Today's physician education system produces trained doctors with strong scientific underpinnings in biological and physical sciences as well as supervised practical experience in delivering care. Significant financial public support underlies the graduate-level training of the nation's physicians. Two federal programs--Medicare and Medicaid--distribute billions each year to support teaching hospitals and other training sites that provide graduate medical education. "Graduate Medical Education That Meets the Nation's Health Needs" is an independent review of the goals, governance, and financing of the graduate medical education system. This report focuses on the extent to which the current system supports or creates barriers to producing a physician workforce ready to provide high-quality, patient-centered, and affordable health care and identifies opportunities to maximize the leverage of federal funding toward these goals. "Graduate Medical Education" examines the residency pipeline, geographic distribution of generalist and specialist clinicians, types of training sites, and roles of teaching and academic health centers. The recommendations of "Graduate Medical Education" will contribute to the production of a better prepared physician workforce, innovative graduate medical education programs, transparency and accountability in programs, and stronger planning and oversight of the use of public funds to support training. Teaching hospitals, funders, policy makers, institutions, and health care organizations will use this report as a resource to assess and improve the graduate medical education system in the United States. The following are appended: (1) Abbreviations and Acronyms; (2) U.S. Senate Letters; (3) Public Workshop Agendas; (4) Committee Member Biographies; (5) Data and Methods to Analyze Medicare GME Payments; and (6) Illustrations of the Phase-In of the Committee's Recommendations. (Individual chapters contain references.) [The content of this document was prepared by the Committee on the Governance and Financing of Graduate Medical Education, Board on Health Care Services. Numerous organizations sponsored the work and the full list can be seen in the document.]
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Academies, Institute of Medicine; National Academies, National Academy of Sciences