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February 2001 Observer Contents

Features

Marriage of town and gown brings clinical research to busy practices
While academic centers' new research networks have enticed some community physicians to get involved in clinical trials, the networks are experiencing growing pains.

A look at trends in physician pay
While overall pay remains flat, doctor-employees may face trouble

Commentary

February Letters
Members share opinions on changing the specialty's name, recertification and Medicare HMOs

Your Practice

Problems retaining physicians? Try these strategies
A little education and support at work and home can go a long way in keeping new recruits happy

Medicare to improve education, policy development
HCFA is working to improve Medicare education for physicians. It has also changed how carriers develop local medical review policies.

For Residents

Good diagnostic skills should begin at the bedside
Improving physical exams and history-taking can help you become more efficient and compassionate

Computers & Medicine

Strategies to use the Web for clinical information
Tapping into the right sites can help you cut through the clutter and find needed information—quickly

College Watch

President's Column
ACP-ASIM advocates real coverage for those without—and with—insurance
How the College is working to promote access to affordable health insurance for all

Bylaws changes for adoption at Annual Session 2001
Bylaws changes up for vote include Associate voting rights

At this year's Annual Session, focus is on innovative learning
Annual Session offers an expanded menu of innovative learning formats and award-winning favorites

College Briefs

New ACP-ASIM Foundation grants fund education, clinical programs

New immunization strategies unveiled on ACP-ASIM Online

Washington Perspective

What does the new political landscape mean for health care policy?
Moving issues forward will be challenging in the altered political landscape that might lead to bipartisan consensus—or polarization.

Policy Briefs

HMO rescinds policy after College protests

HCFA will not release information without physician consent

College releases principles on health care reform

Obituaries

Deaths

CME

Chapter Meetings

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