Based on data from the Annual Medical School Questionnaire
of the Liaison
Committee on Medical Education, to which 100% of the 125
US medical schools responded, we found that revenue supporting
activities of the 125 accredited medical schools in the United
$39,761 million in 1998-1999. Three sources accounted for 79.3%
of total revenues:
practice plans ($13,724 million; 34.5%), grants and contracts
30.1%), and hospital support ($5814 million; 14.6%). In the
revenues increased by 7.4% between 1997-1998 and 1998-1999, a
at least in part due to a 2.9% increase in the number of
The largest increase in dollar amount came from grants and
million; 10.2% increase). Revenue increases were not evenly
the schools. Increases of 10% or more in key revenue
plans and hospital support—were reported by approximately
of all schools. Another one fourth reported decreases in these
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