Examining the Cost Effectiveness of Teaching Health Centers
Examines areas where the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program can produce savings, focusing on physician spending for patient encounters during and after residency training and patient Medicaid and Medicare insurance coverage. Identifies the location of THCGME programs and highlights program outcomes, including the percent of graduates who work in rural and underserved areas and practice primary care.
Candice Chen, Leighton Ku, Marsha Regenstein, Fitzhugh Mullan
George Washington University Department of Health Policy and Management, RCHN Community Health Foundation
Federally Qualified Health Centers · Graduate medical education · Medicaid · Medicare · Policy · Primary care