“These findings are consistent with the idea that it is important to examine costs across an entire episode of care, rather than individual components of spending,” Dr. Burke said. “The patterns of care provided at teaching hospitals may actually be more efficient than is widely believed.”
She cautioned, “These results may not be generalizable for the commercially insured where there is wide price variation.”
- Burke LG, Khullar D, Zheng J, et al. Comparison of Costs of Care for Medicare Patients Hospitalized in Teaching and Nonteaching Hospitals. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Jun 5;2(6):e195229.