American College of Physicians: Internal Medicine — Doctors for Adults ®


May Observer Contents


Market forces push pay-for-performance
College takes leading role to make sure physicians help craft national standards.
May '05

Patient Safety

When data go AWOL: filling the clinical gaps
Clinical information often goes AWOL
A first-of-its-kind study found that patient information often goes missing.
May '05

Young Physicians

Is there a crisis looming in clinical research?
New pressures are thinning the numbers of clinical researchers at academic centers.
May '05

Internal medicine posts a steady draw in 2005 Match
But experts claim this year's figures still reflect an ongoing decline in the desirability of primary care careers.
May '05


Money management

Physicians beware: Tax scammers are now targeting you
Typical come-ons include offshore trusts and transactions, dubious charities and suspect insurance schemes.
May '05

Special focus

Asthma is the paradigm illness for self-management, owing to its unpredictable nature.
May '05

Your Practice

Medicare ushers in new smoking cessation coverage
Tobacco use remains the No. 1 cause of preventable death in this country.
May '05

Technology firm issues top-20 EMR report.
May '05

College Watch

President's Column
Finding the art within the science of internal medicine
The practice of medicine is both a science and a humanistic art.
May '05

College Briefs

Group visits: Are they right for your practice?
May '05

"Ethics Manual" now available.
May '05

College launches end-of-life care site.
May '05

Online dues payment offered.
May '05

Time to pay your chapter dues.
May '05

Call for fall 2005 Governors resolutions.
May '05

Washington Perspective

Growth in physician spending packs a political impact
A new CMS report shows that expenditures on physician services jumped 15% in one year.
May '05

Policy Briefs

College comments on proposed Medicare e-prescribing rule.
May '05

ACP helps launch new commission to end health care disparities.
May '05


The MKSAP Challenge
Two years after undergoing mitral valve replacement, a 48-year-old man has a cerebrovascular accident.
May '05


Readers discuss drug safety, physician titles, sleep disorders.
May '05



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