July/August 2001 Observer Contents
Charter on medical professionalism addresses issues of finite resources
Created by American and European internists, the charter looks at the larger responsibilities of the medical profession.
Internists see little value in recertification
Survey results show that internists believe recertification will not improve their practice.
In negotiations with health plans, some doctors taking a tough stance
Hospitals and physician groups have begun to walk away from contracts they say are unprofitable or too burdensome.
Readers share clarification on HIV guidelines, concerns about hospitalists and opinions about April's commentary on physicians' responsibilities.
Medicare expands several of its screening policies
Medicare now pays for more frequent screening tests for colorectal, cervical and vaginal cancers.
Computers & Medicine
High-tech solutions can improve patient monitoring
A new breed of small, inexpensive devices gives physicians new ways to stay in touch with patients.
Strategies to balance training, your personal life
While medicine encourages compulsiveness and sacrifice, residents need to be well-rounded to thrive.
The secret to happiness for internists
Improving physicians' morale can begin by learning the secrets of satisfied internists.
Foundation update: one medical school is improving its anticoagulation care
A grant recipient seeks to reduce problems stemming from stroke-related atrial fibrillation and thromboembolism.
Subspecialty societies meet to discuss recertification, socioeconomic issues
Subspecialty group and College met to work out how they can work together on payment and regulatory issues
Chapters honor 30 internists with Laureate Awards.
Physicians value immunizations but need vaccine guidelines.
Associates moving to full membership will receive discounted College dues.
Wanted: abstracts from ACP-ASIM Associates.
How will the newly Democratic Senate affect health care policy and politics?
As Sen. Jeffords leaves the GOP, uncertain times are ahead in Washington.
ACP-ASIM: Medicare needs to change its definition of "improper payments".
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