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Recently Dr Thacker1 and others2 have discussed meta-analysis as a powerful method for quantitatively analyzing existing research to provide insights not available from individual studies or less rigorous summaries of research findings. Because the quality of a meta-analysis...
A newly established formal ethics consultation service in a university teaching hospital was prospectively evaluated. A physician-ethicist interviewed and examined patients, interviewed family and others as needed, and entered a formal consultation note in the medical record. The requesting...
Medical ethics suggest that life-sustaining treatment decisions should be made with consideration for patients' preferences and quality of life. Patients were interviewed who were at least 55 years old and had experienced medical intensive care at a university hospital during a one-year period...
Science education is a high priority for most industrialized nations. Opinion polls consistently show that science is a topic of great interest to the lay public. Yet scientific literacy has declined during the last decade (only 7% of 17- to 34-year-olds in the United States are classified as...
The neodymium:yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) laser is truly the multidisciplinary and multispecialty tool of the 1980s. This book illustrates that it is multinational as well. Nearly half of the book is written by Japanese authors, making it easy to ascertain the high degree of knowledge that...
When I was finishing my residency, I took a practice elective, which entailed visiting several private practitioners' offices. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience, because my "instructors" were not only enthusiastic about teaching patient care, they also divulged information about how to...
To the Editor.—
The recent appearance of health maintenance organizations (HMOs) and other systems of managedcare provision has begun to stimulate concern over conflicts of interest between physicians and their patients. Ethical standards in this area will require further enhancement as...
This is a scholarly, readable, and provocative book that may interest students of medicine at all levels, including the most adroit masters of our art. Collected, ordered, and placed within a clearly written and brief text by a pathologist from the University of Arizona, the book offers glimpses...
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