Health care system, general

Jan 2008 Issue
Transforming Your Practice: What Matters Most [Feature]

The article will describe how a large primary care clinic redesigned its processes and improved its quality, patient satisfaction and viability.

Oct 2007 Issue
Rebuilding Family Medicine From the Foundation Up [Opinion]

The mere fact that we talk about “access to care” is a sign of serious illness in the health care system.

Jun 2007 Issue
Do We Need Primary Care? [Opinion]

Here are six reasons to answer in the affirmative and to believe that the status quo is ripe for revolution.

Apr 2007 Issue
Health Care's Giant Hairball [The Last Word]

When faced with organizational bureaucracy, physicians can either give in, get out or learn how to orbit.

Jul-Aug 2006 Issue
Sinking Toward a Fertile Chaos [From The Editor]

We may be approaching the failure of the past and the birth of the future of health care.

May 2006 Issue
Retail Health Clinics Are Rolling Your Way [Feature]

This cover story will explore the retail medicine trend (MinuteClinic, Take Care, etc.) and the implications it could have for family physicians.

May 2006 Issue
What Do Retail Clinics Mean for Family Medicine? [Editorial]

Whatever we do in response to the advent of retail clinics, it seems that they have a place in health care as long as they are able to improve access, decrease costs and improve quality.

May 2005 Issue
Working in a Toxic Environment [Editor's Page]

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.

May 2003 Issue
Perverse Incentives, Perverted System [Editor's Page]

Argues that the mal-aligned incentives offered to health care providers in the current system are perverse and require special action on the part of physicians to generate anything like a healthy outcome.

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