Economics of health care

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

The author examines factors that have contributed to the current physician liability insurance crisis and strategies for managing risk more effectively .

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

The author highlights three of the most significant problems facing family practice -- economic pressures, the inherent complexity of health care and ongoing tensions between community-based family practice and academic family medicine -- and suggests appropriate responses to help the specialty thrive in coming generations.

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

The article explores new models of health care financing, such as MyHealthBank, which are seeking to restructure the financing of health care by putting patients in direct control of their health care dollars.

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

The article will explain how physicians can pursue quality improvement (improving their practice systems and patient outcomes) without losing their shirts.

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]

Leaders throughout family practice and the health care industry describe what they think will be family physicians' greatest challenges and opportunities will be over the next 10 years.

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

The author reviews the health care landscape at the turn of the century, identifying challenges facing family physicians today.

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