ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
Health care system, general
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.
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
In most sectors of the U.S. economy, consumers control their dollars. What if that were to happen in health care?
Urges readers to read and comment on the Academy's universal coverage discussion paper.
Seven physician organizations think so, and they're joining forces to place universal coverage on the national agenda this election year.
A response to the article in this issue by Kilo and Endsley.