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News and briefs: Survey results against cutting teaching hospital funding

Residency Program Insider, December 20, 2011

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More than 75% of Americans oppose federal cuts to teaching hospitals, the Association of American Medical College’s (AAMC) recent survey shows. AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, expressed concern for proposals to use teaching hospital funding to extend the payroll tax and unemployment benefits.

AAMC data suggests a strong majority of the 800 surveyed nationally are against such cuts, including those polled across each political party, age range and region of the country.

According to the survey, a shortage of doctors, loss of trauma services and overloaded emergency rooms were the three most frequently cited concerns.

Click here to see complete results of the survey.



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