ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
Health care system, general
Complains that boutique medicine gets undeserved attention while truly important issues such as health care for all go undiscussed.
Reports on Don Berwick's plenary speech at the 2002 National Forum on Quality, focusing on the argument that there's no excuse for not trying to improve what you can improve in the system.
The article, part of a continuing series on the Direct Observation of Primary Care study, will explore how race impacts the delivery of preventive services and how family physicians can improve preventive care to all populations.
Argues that managed care and integration hit family practice like a huge wave, leaving the specialty wallowing and damaged in a trough between waves and that the circumstance is promoting lots of experimentation.
Complains about an outrageous newspaper ad for electron-beam tomography
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.
Urges readers to read and comment on the Academy's universal coverage discussion paper.
This article provides an overview of what has happened to health care reform since the Clinton administration's failed attempts in the mid-1990s and focuses on the efforts of the Physician Work Group on Universal Coverage to bring health care for the uninsured to the forefront in this election year.
A response to the article in this issue by Kilo and Endsley.
A variety of forces, from hospitalists to burnout, may be chipping away at family physicians' scope of practice. Should you be concerned?