We use COTH
membership to define teaching status at this juncture in an effort to use a more comparable definition to AHA.
03 as a percent of total outpatient visits x 100 Structural measures of quality COTH
Binary variable for 0.
29 Frequency (%) COTH
12 Minor teaching 22 Nonteaching 66 FP 17 Government 12 NFP 71 Member of a system 64 * These are market-level variables.
7) Very few hospitals in nonmetropolitan areas were COTH
members or were classified as major teaching hospitals based on their intern-to-bed ratio, and very few offered transplant services or had a burn unit.
We include dummy variables for hospital ownership (public or for-profit, relative to private nonprofit) and teaching status (member of COTH
, the Council of Teaching Hospitals), and hospital size measured as the number of beds.
This model was expanded to include another dichotomous variable indicating major teaching status, defined as membership in COTH
Four percent of hospitals reported membership in the COTHs
, 13 percent reported they were nonmembers but were involved in medical education.