November Observer Contents
Wanted: doctors willing to take ER call
Specialists and generalists say low pay and hassles are driving them away.
Emergency access is mandated-but without money
Legislation requires hospitals to provide basic access to emergency care, but offers no funding to pay for the care.
A new solution to confusing Pap smear reports
Revised terminology on lab reports aims to clarify which patients need follow-up care.
Your patients are sick, but do they need antibiotics?
Despite some improvement, physicians need to cut back on inappropriate antibiotics. Here are some tips.
Want to change physicians' use of antibiotics? Try educating patients
Changing the "culture" of inappropriate antibiotic use will require work with both patients and physicians.
Learning to say goodbye: healing physicians' grief
By saying goodbye to patients who die, physicians can minimize their pain and heal more quickly.
Readers comment on hurdles for IMGs and the importance of regular physicals.
Billing services provided by moonlighting residents
Residents generally need identification numbers to bill for services provided outside their training program.
How to manage your finances while still in training
Besides dealing with debt, residents need to decrease expenses and take steps to boost their savings.
Health care and the politics of vulnerability
Recent events mean that bioterrorism has supplanted the patient bill of rights, Medicare reform and patient safety as the top health issues.
ACP-ASIM focuses on efforts to streamline Medicare
A look at the College's recent efforts improve the working relationship between internists and the Medicare program.
College calls for funds to combat bioterrorism.
New efforts needed to help uninsured.
Changes in payment, coding will boost immunizations.
Needed: funds for system to report violent deaths.
How can internists respond in the wake of Sept. 11?
After the violent attacks, physicians need some point of reference to get on with life.
Nominees named for College officers and Regent positions
Meet the candidates running for ACP-ASIM leadership roles.
Chapters honor 38 internists with Laureate Awards.
ACP-ASIM launches project to improve patient safety.
Obituary: Lloyd W. Kitchens Jr., MACP
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