ACP Internist / February 2008
Investing in EHRs pays off in paperless perks
Second in a six-part series on small practice issues
One intervention, many ways to explain risks
How can doctors inform patients about potential outcomes without unduly influencing their choices?
Examining the ethical dilemmas that occur in everyday practice, by Lachlan Forrow, FACP
A Harvard expert moderates a new column on ethical case studies and suggests some practical strategies for handling and preventing conflicts
Case study: The ethics of end-of-life care erupt in the ICU
Itís a numbers game: How should physicians inform patients about risk?
Cartoon Caption Contest
Februaryís winning entry
Companies may bring genetic scans direct to consumers
Letters to the Editor
Readers respond to Mindful Medicine, Ethics columns
Will baby boomersí clout lead to better care for the elderly?
Geriatrician and author Robert Butler, MD, has long been involved in activities that have changed the way the U.S. medical establishment and the public view aging.
Business of Medicine
Adding cosmetic procedures lifts internistsí sagging incomes
Stagnating incomes encourage some primary care physicians to add botulinum toxin injections and chemical peels to their menu of services
March 1 deadline for NPI numbers approaching
Computer screen can be barrier between doctor and patient
Put patients in the driverís seat to steer toward better health
Engaging patients in managing their own chronic diseases can be the key to helping them achieve their goals and improve outcomes
John B. Bass, Jr., MACP: Physician, mentor uses life and literature as teaching tools
Practice management experts urge doctors to use the Web
Virtual lounge connects far-flung physicians seeking advice
Health insurance coverage varies regionally
The latest drug alerts and approvals
The Campaign Trail
Which White House hopefuls are listening to ACPís options
Deadline for "Internists as Artists" program entries
Call for Fall 2008 Board of Governors Resolutions
Nominate your heroes, mentors, and colleagues for ACP awards and masterships
CME Bulletin Board.
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