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—Some incorrect statements occurred in the Original Contribution entitled "RJR Nabisco's Cartoon Camel Promotes Camel Cigarettes to Children," published in the December 11, 1991, issue of The JOURNAL (1991;266:3149-3153). On page 3150, the sentence that begins in the last line of the first...
To the Editor.
—In his Editorial "National Health Care Reform," Dr Lundberg1 repeats the common misconception that specialists "do expensive things." He talks about the "incentive/ disincentive of paying much for procedures (whether or not they are needed or effective) and little for primary...
—To evaluate the effects of physician ownership of freestanding physical therapy and rehabilitation facilities on utilization, charges, profits, and three measures of service characteristics for physical therapy treatments.
—Statistical comparison by physician joint venture...
As every American reader knows, the United States is about to exercise its quadrennial opportunity to elect a President and Vice President for the next 4 years, the entire House of Representatives (435 positions) for the next 2 years, and 34 of 100 Senators for the next 6 years. No US election...
IN SUPPORT OF the United Nation's trade embargo against the former Yugoslavia, the American Medical Association (AMA) has ceased publication of what has been JAMA's Yugoslav edition.
Even before the United Nations' resolution, the publication had practically folded under the formidable...
— The article entitled "The Effect of Digital Rectal Examination on Prostate-Specific Antigen Levels," published in the April 22/29,1992, issue of THE Journal1 is substantially the same as an article entitled "Digital Rectal Examination-Associated Alterations in Serum Prostate-Specific Antigen,"...
This new monograph was written largely by outstanding European investigators to contain all that is needed by the clinician treating liver disease. It is organized by 31 broad topics covering anatomy, pathology, pathogenesis, testing, clinical syndromes, and specific categories of disease and...
The Jones Criteria for guidance in the diagnosis of acute rheumatic fever were first published by T. Duckett Jones, MD, in 1944 and have been revised over the years by the American Heart Association. The current guidelines are an update of these criteria. For the first time, the guidelines are...
When a treatment is very powerful or very weak, statistics are not necessary. Before penicillin, most people with pneumonia died; after it, most lived. Statistics are redundant here.
It is in the moderate range of strength of effect, where the majority of good medical ideas lie, that statistics...
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