Grateful Patient Philanthropy: A Challenge to Organizational Ethics

September 2022

Author – Dr. Richard Culbertson

An examination of organization development in health care reveals a pattern of increasing reliance of academic medical centers toward new sources of revenue in support of operations. This trend is partly in response to the reduction of traditional funding sources such as public appropriations and tuition. Clinical income from faculty earnings and hospital transfer payments have supplanted heritage funding sources and are now predominantly institutional transactions rather than physician-patient interactions.

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