January-February Observer Contents
Business of Medicine
Big employers bring health care in-house
Convenient clinics encourage workers to get all of their preventative care at work.
Countdown is on to get National Provider Identifier.
A new look at the elderly and how to care for them
Medical groups band together in an effort to convince internists to improve their knowledge of geriatric issues.
Ranks of disabled elderly drop sharply.
Author speaks out about controversial lung cancer study
New data suggest that routinely screening high-risk patients pays off in early diagnoses, but critics are skeptical.
Physicians and e-mail slow to make connection
While some embrace the online visit, others view it as more uncompensated work.
Coordination is key in caring for complex diabetes.
Conference Coverage: Infectious Diseases
Experts spar over treatment for 'chronic' Lyme disease.
Universal HIV screening opens up new set of problems for primary care doctors
Access to specialists and counseling after diagnosis are high on list of concerns.
Five simple ways to smooth scheduling.
2007 rings in changes to anticoagulation management
The new year also brings new language to clarify reimbursement for consultations, screenings and vaccines.
Surviving cancer opened window into patient's world
Internist learned to scale back practice, empathize with patients and live life one day at a time—in remission.
Quality measures shouldn't conflict with quality care.
2007 Medicare payments: A step in the right direction.
ACP announces new Masters and service awardees.
Chapters honor award winners.
Current recommendations about care.
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