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July/August 2001 Observer Contents

Features

Charter on medical professionalism addresses issues of finite resources
Created by American and European internists, the charter looks at the larger responsibilities of the medical profession.
Jul. '01

Internists see little value in recertification
Survey results show that internists believe recertification will not improve their practice.
Jul. '01

In negotiations with health plans, some doctors taking a tough stance
Hospitals and physician groups have begun to walk away from contracts they say are unprofitable or too burdensome.
Jul. '01

Commentary

July/August letters
Readers share clarification on HIV guidelines, concerns about hospitalists and opinions about April's commentary on physicians' responsibilities.
Jul. '01

Your Practice

Medicare expands several of its screening policies
Medicare now pays for more frequent screening tests for colorectal, cervical and vaginal cancers.
Jul. '01

Computers & Medicine

High-tech solutions can improve patient monitoring
A new breed of small, inexpensive devices gives physicians new ways to stay in touch with patients.
Jul. '01

For Residents

Strategies to balance training, your personal life
While medicine encourages compulsiveness and sacrifice, residents need to be well-rounded to thrive.
Jul. '01

College Watch

President's Column
The secret to happiness for internists
Improving physicians' morale can begin by learning the secrets of satisfied internists.
Jul. '01

Foundation update: one medical school is improving its anticoagulation care
A grant recipient seeks to reduce problems stemming from stroke-related atrial fibrillation and thromboembolism.
Jul. '01

Subspecialty societies meet to discuss recertification, socioeconomic issues
Subspecialty group and College met to work out how they can work together on payment and regulatory issues
Jul. '01

College Briefs

Chapters honor 30 internists with Laureate Awards.
Jul '01

Physicians value immunizations but need vaccine guidelines.
Jul '01

Associates moving to full membership will receive discounted College dues.
Jul '01

Wanted: abstracts from ACP-ASIM Associates.
Jul '01

Washington Perspective

How will the newly Democratic Senate affect health care policy and politics?
As Sen. Jeffords leaves the GOP, uncertain times are ahead in Washington.
Jul. '01

Policy Briefs

ACP-ASIM: Medicare needs to change its definition of "improper payments".
Jul '01

CME

July

Chapter Meetings

July

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