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Economics of health care

Oct 2002 Issue
Understanding the Physician Liability Insurance Crisis [Feature]

Just when you thought declining reimbursement and rising expenses had squeezed your practice dry, liability insurance premiums began to climb dramatically. Here’s what’s behind the increases.


Apr 2002 Issue
Why We're In the Mess We're In [Feature]

Three forces are making it difficult to be a family physician today, but there are reasons to be optimistic.


Jan 2001 Issue
The Future of Health Care Financing [Feature]

In most sectors of the U.S. economy, consumers control their dollars. What if that were to happen in health care?


Oct 2000 Issue
Making Quality and Service Pay: Part 1, The Internal Environment [Feature]

Insurers may not explicitly reward your practice for improved quality and service, but there is a way to make quality and service pay.


Oct 2000 Issue
An Open Letter to the CEO of Our Health Plan [Editor's Page]

Open letter to the CEO of United Health Care, the Academy health plan, discussing improvements and user control.


Jan 2000 Issue
What Lies Ahead for Family Physicians? [Feature]

What challenges and opportunities await in the next few years? Here's the answer, from 14 perspectives.


Jan 2000 Issue
The Emergence of Consumer-Driven Health Care [Feature]

As patients shoulder a larger share of their own health care costs, they'll expect more from physicians — and reward those who meet their expectations.


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