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July-August Observer Contents

End of Life Care

Better communication at the end of lifeBetter communication at the end of life
New form ensures that dying patient's wishes are carried out as medical orders.
July/August '07



Guidelines aimed at changing end-of-life conversation
Physicians can ease relatives' anxieties by listening more, asking questions and acknowledging guilt and sorrow.
July/August '07

Prescription Medicine

These drug reps come bearing facts, not freebiesThese drug reps come bearing facts, not freebies
Early results show that the 'unsales' approach is changing physician prescribing behavior.
July/August '07


Clinical Medicine

Waking up the brain after strokeWaking up the brain after stroke.
July/August '07


Despite the evidence, PSA testing sparks controversy.
July/August '07


Genomic frontiers: dashboards, Detroit and DNAGenomic frontiers: dashboards, Detroit and DNA
New series offers primary care physicians a roadmap to steer patients toward promising genetic therapies.
July/August '07



Readers express views on handheld ultrasound, nosocomial infections and locum tenens positions.
July/August '07

Practice Management

Doctors debate P4P, address impact on primary care.
July/August '07

Practice RxPhysician is final arbiter on accuracy of EMR coding
Also, admissions, observation and discharges can span multiple days—the code depends on the cirumstances.
July/August '07

Practice TipsPractice Tips
Ring! Ring! Ring! Ring!
July/August '07


Political Advocacy

Members urge lawmakers to protect internal medicineMembers urge lawmakers to protect internal medicine
Patient-centered medical home topped agenda of the more than 300 internists who converged on Capitol Hill.
July/August '07

Web Extra!
Drawn to political issues, these female physicians advocate for health care reform.
July/August '07

For Residents

Resident's union celebrates its Golden AnniversaryResident's union celebrates its Golden Anniversary
Members tackle modern-day issues and a payment system that entices physicians away from primary care.
July/August '07


National Trends

Top five classes of drugs prescribed for adults.
July/August '07

Special Focus

Pressure UlcersPressure Ulcers
Evidence-based recommendations about care
July/August '07


College Watch

Dr. DalePresident’s Message
ACP International: an organization worth recognizing
July/August '07



Washington Perspective

Groups collaborate for meaningful health care reform
July/August '07

College News

July/August '07

Chapter Meetings




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