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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
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 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 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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