DAVID B. NASH, M.D.; SANKEY V. WILLIAMS, M.D.
Congressional committees responsible for legislation implementing health policy are challenging medical educators who believe that funding for graduate medical education serves the public good and thus should continue unchanged. Two forces have produced this challenge, the growing surplus of physicians and a need for restraint in medical expenditures. Critics of Congress are asking, "How much should we pay? Who should pay? What should we pay for?"
What are the costs of graduate medical education? Although housestaff salaries and benefits are less than 2% of the nation's health care bill, they total almost $3 billion annually, $1 billion of which is
NASH DB, WILLIAMS SV. Graduate Medical Education: Who Will Pay How Much for What?. Ann Intern Med. ;106:323–324. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-106-2-323
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;106(2):323-324.
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