PREFERRED TERM
academic medical centers  
DEFINITION
  • Academic medical centers (AMCs) were established after World War II, with federal funding for university-based science programs. Federal funding has continued to be their primary funding source; Medicare and Medicaid legislation provides explicit support for medical education and delivery of medical services to specific populations such as the poor and the elderly. [Source: Encyclopedia of Health Care Management; Academic Medical Center (AMC)]
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https://concepts.sagepub.com/social-science/concept/academic_medical_centers
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