Anesthesiol Clin 2018 Jun 9;36(2):321-332. Epub 2018 Apr 9.
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, UCLA Health, 757 Westwood Plaza, Suite 2331-L, Los Angeles, CA 90095-7403, USA. Electronic address:
As health care reform shifts toward value over volume, academic medical centers, known for highly specialized, high-cost care, will suffer from erosion of their traditional funding sources. Academic medical centers have undertaken mergers and partnerships with community medical centers, to maintain a more diversified, cost-effective, and competitive presence in their markets. These consolidations have seen varying results. Read More