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Perspectives - October 2014


President’s Message

Institute of Medicine report falls short on primary care training

By David A. Fleming, MD, MA, FACP

Organized medicine reacted with concern to a proposal to restructure graduate medical education that did not take into account the looming shortage in primary care.

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Washington Perspective

Government dysfunction: It’s enough to make a grown man cry

By Robert B. Doherty

Federal and state governments have taken a dysfunctional approach toward issues with a direct impact on health care.

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Editor’s Note

Managing diabetes meds more complicated in elderly patients

By Jennifer Kearney-Strouse

This issue covers topics including management of diabetes in the elderly, the public release of Medicare payments to physicians, and new approaches to antivirals as flu season begins.

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