Business of Medicine archive: News
Readers comment on vaccine problems, "the rules" for young physicians and the ER call crisis (February 2002)
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 (Web only)
Fed up, some doctors turn to 'boutique medicine'
Despite ethical and legal concerns, physicians say they love the new model (October 2001)
Examining the quality 'chasm' in health care
Without improving care systems and thinking about quality in different ways, we will not get the kinds of improvement required (May 2001)
Why we must take responsibility for health care's woes
Have physicians taken an active enough role in shaping today's health care climate? (April 2001)
Members share opinions on changing the specialty's name, recertification and Medicare HMOs (February 2001)
Do internists need a name change?
Some say the term "adult medicine" would lead to less confusion (November 2000)
In an industry plagued by problems, one nursing home turns itself around
Despite tight cash flow and a tough regulatory climate, one Baltimore nursing home is forging ahead with new innovations. (September 2000)
In the country's best bull market, many in medicine feel left behind
During the country's longest period of prosperity, some large health systems and academic medical centers are nearing financial ruin and the uninsured population keeps growing (April 2000)
How six medical trends will shape the new millennium
From physician supply to medical computing, these developments promise to guide physicians' future (January 2000)
Physicians' new clout with investors
To gain equity capital, selling out isn't the only option (April 1998)
What is internal medicine's future?
Internal medicine faces many challenges in an era of change (March 1998)
Osteopathic medicine's growing pains
A boom in numbers is leading to criticism—and an identity crisis (November 1997)
New antitrust guidelines to aid physicians forming health plans, networks
The Federal Trade Commission to give more leeway on risk-sharing stipulation (September 1996)
VA attempts to realize new 'vision' for survival
Thinking the unthinkable: layoffs and hospital closures (May 1996)
Supreme Count allows major antitrust decision to stand
A Supreme Court ruling opens the door for physician-run health plans and networks to compete with traditional insurers (April 1996)
In bid to regain control (and income), physicians forming their own HMOs
Doctor-owners believe they can manage care in a more patient- and physician-friendly manner than traditional HMOs (December 1995)
Why bigger really is better: Smart strategies for internists in tough markets
How alliances and mergers are being formed—and how physicians are being affected (May 1995)
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