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Letter to the Editor

I've always believed that patients should have the right to make medical decisions about their own lives. ... But 2 major concerns have combined to change my opinion about remaining the doctor for patients who refuse to follow my advice.
May 2014

Letter to the Editor

to point out until late in the piece the easiest and least expensive way to diagnose it—examine the patient. ... As a matter of fact, if the patient has good-quality pedal pulses it is unlikely that those above will be impaired; they need to be
May 2011

Letter to the editor: politics and patient care

to go to the hospital to care for the patient with sudden critical illness. ... That illness, and the doctor's struggle to help, is not caused by global warming at all.
June 2017

Letter to the Editor

Regarding the article “War dilemmas put medical ethics under fire” (ACP Internist, July/Aug 2008), the two cases presented should not pose ethical dilemmas to any physician. ... back to yard, to hospital etc., using best medical practices and
September 2008

Letter to the Editor

A different approach to pain. I read the article “Seeking clarity for opioid prescribing” in the April ACP Internist, and I believe it is time for the medical community to scale ... Overzealous efforts must be replaced by research-proven methods to
June 2015

Letters to the Editor

First, there's an ironic juxtaposition of one of the cover stories, “Taking team care from policy to practice,” with the lengthy letter to the editor about Maintenance of Certification (MOC) ... Michael E. Miller, MD, ACP Member. Boston. I am
March 2014

DTC screening tests a source of concern

Gronowski coauthored a letter to the editor, published in 2017 in JAMA, that proposed ways to improve DTC testing. ... Bledsoe said. “And buying their testing a la carte is a natural response to the barriers that exist.”.
June 2018

Pinpointing pancreatitis difficult, but key to good outcomes

Adding to the challenge are debates about the existing risk-scoring methods and uncertainties about how aggressively to administer fluids for patients who might be more vulnerable to severe pancreatitis. ... Obesity is a significant risk factor.”. But
February 2018

When will the p-value finally die?

Below, I've posted a letter to the editor by Professor Rothman and colleagues that he recently circulated. ... Log. Members of the American College of Physicians contribute posts from their own sites to ACP Internist.
October 2020

Is this about doctors or patients?

I was, however, struck by the subsequent letter to the editor by Malcolm Reid, the president of the Medical Society of the State of New York. ... patients we serve, and not on the basis of what it provides to the doctors who care for them.
October 2020

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