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The cost of the 2011 ACGME requirements

Residency Program Insider, July 26, 2011

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Although improving safety is the intent of the ACGME’s new requirements, GME, hospital, and program leaders are face with the reality of paying to implement the changes. Researchers at David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California compared teaching hospitals’ costs with the cost-effectiveness to society in terms of preventable adverse events (PAE). The researchers found that unless PAEs decline substantially, teaching hospitals will lose money. If PAEs decline modestly, the requirements might be cost-saving or cost-effective to society.

The study was published in The Journal of General Internal Medicine.
 



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