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Economics of health care

Nov-Dec 2007 Issue
Baumol's Disease [Opinion]

Health care in general may suffer from an incurable disease. (Are you surprised?)


Sep 2007 Issue
Rewarding Failure [The Last Word]

High-tech, high-cost procedures may get all the glory in health care, but they signal our failure to reward prevention.


Sep 2007 Issue
The Medical Home: An Idea Whose Time Has Come ... Again [Feature]

Physicians, employers, legislators and payers think medical homes may be the key to health system reform.


Mar 2006 Issue
How Consumer-Driven Health Plans Will Affect Your Practice [Feature]

This new way of paying for health care could realign the doctor-patient relationship and reduce the role of third-party payers, but only if it’s done right.


Sep 2005 Issue
Ten Hard Questions About the Future of the Specialty [Editorial]

The Future of Family Medicine reports left some key questions unanswered.


Mar 2005 Issue
What You Need To Know About the Prescription Drug Act [Feature]

Congress passed the legislation. Now physicians must learn the details.


Jul-Aug 2004 Issue
Should You Charge Your Patients for "Free" Services? [Feature]

Some family physicians are charging for refills, forms - and even phone calls.


Jun 2004 Issue
Practicing in an Absurd System [Editor's Page]

Argues that there are four reasonable responses to the current chaotic health care system: mastering it, changing it, working outside it and dropping out.


Mar 2004 Issue
Understanding Your Medical Bills [Patient Education]

Patient education piece designed to help the patient understand how to read and understand doctor's bills and statements from their insurance companies.


Jun 2003 Issue
Trouble at the Money/Medicine Interface [Editor's Page]

Argues that the reimbursement system's misalignment of incentives makes the health care system absurdly complicated and points to two articles in this issue as evidence.


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