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In a cross-over design, three interventions were tested for their impact on the rate of use of 12 commonly ordered blood tests and roentgenograms among internists in a health maintenance organization. Overall use fell by 14.2% in a 16-week period during which physicians received confidential...
IT IS almost hard to recall now the enormous concern inspired by polio only a few decades ago. The most feared outcome of this disease was paralysis of the respiratory muscles that rapidly led to death from anoxia. Polio in the 1920s affected mostly children. It was geographically a very spotty...
Four score and seven years ago this week, in the JAMA issue dated March 18, 1899, a medical news department was introduced. It consisted of slightly more than a page of one-paragraph items, and the editors turned to Europe for their Chicago news, quoting a French (Paris J Med) account of a...
This fine volume contains 14 chapters dealing with various topics in obstetrics and gynecology. The objective is to convey to the reader an understanding of the scientific basis of the specialty, enabling students to further their development and clinicians to understand advances in subjects not...
Cost containment, ambulatory surgery, and outpatient procedures—all have become an established part of the medical vocabulary in America today. With regard to health care expenditures, emphasis has shifted from solely quality care to quality care in a cost-effective manner. Numerous studies as...
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