Hospitals are categorized in several ways by the CDC-NHAMCS survey:
- Profit status: The majority of hospitals are non-profit. The remainder are either for profit institutions or government run (VA hospitals).
- Location: The majority of hospitals are in urban areas (metropolitan locations).
- Academic status: The majority of hospitals are considered “community” hospitals, meaning they have no residency programs and do not consider themselves to be “academic” teaching centers.
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