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An underappreciated characteristic of prostate cancer screening is that it may detect some prostate cancers solely by serendipity or chance. Serendipity, previously described in the detection of colonic neoplasms, could affect prostate cancer detection when a screening test result is...
To the Editor.
—The article by Dr Goldzweig and colleagues1 concludes that the incidence of cataract surgery is susceptible to financial and organizational incentives. Although this hypothesis may indeed be accurate, given human nature, the study itself does not...
This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract In Reply. —Dr Dahl asserts that the large differences we found in rates of cataract extraction for Medicare patients in FFS and prepaid settings do not...
—To study costs, access, and intensity of mental health care under managed care carve-out plans with generous coverage; compare with assumptions used in policy debates; and simulate the consequences of removing coverage limits for mental health care as...
Dr Emanuel is surely correct to observe that American medicine must "use its influence to promote a universal health care system" in the United States. Since this nation has decided to rely on free-market approaches in the provision of services, we maintain that free-market medicine is...
Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases is the latest addition to the expanding number of pediatric infectious disease tomes, to which it inevitably will be compared. Like the "gold standard" in the field, Feigin and Cherry's Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, it...
To the Editor.
—The article by Dr Goldzweig and colleagues1 and the accompanying Editorial by Dr Obstbaum2 address the utility of assessing patients' functional status relative to their lifestyle, but standardized patient input into the treatment decision deserves more emphasis....
Our dissection began as a tribal ritual. Only this time, instead of ceremoniously dancing in hopes of reaping a large crop or creating a drought-ending rainfall, we came seeking knowledge. Knowledge passed down perhaps somewhat callously, as is our custom, from one generation to the next...
This CD-ROM offers a well-organized atlas of testicular pathology with detailed yet concise clinical and pathologic information, enhanced by numerous gross and microscopic images.
The program is easy to install and navigate. It is simple to move from one area to another. The...
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