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An important contribution, in the form of a House of Delegates—approved policy report from the American Medical Association Council on Scientific Affairs, appears elsewhere in this issue of The Journal. Entitled "The IOM Report and Public Health,"1 the Council report does three things very well:...
This small book is another attempt by a deeply committed, practicing physician to "take a crack" at the seemingly insurmountable problem of medical malpractice litigation.
The author, an emergency medicine physician, tells us that he is taking us on "a journey" that will hopefully shed light on...
A recent Institute of Medicine report defined "public health" as what society must do to keep people healthy and further defined it as involving the collection of data, assessment of problems, and assurance of health protection. Public health professionals include physicians, nurses,...
To the Editor.—
I have written about,1 and given careful thought to, the issues posed by Gerbert et al2 on the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected physician. Should physicians be required to disclose to their patients that they are infected with HIV? The law of informed consent requires...
We used administrative (Part A Medicare) data to identify a representative sample of 1126 patients with congestive heart failure and 1150 with acute myocardial infarction in hospitals with significant unexpectedly high inpatient, age-sex-race-disease—specific death rates ("targeted") vs all...
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