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The case for putting genomic medicine to work
Cardiologist Eric Topol, director of Scripps Translational Science Institute in La Jolla, is a leading advocate of...
Can chance make you a killer?
Imagine you are a hospital doctor. Some patients die. But how many is too many before you or your hospital are labelled...
Web Exclusive: Globalization Makes Quality, Safety More Important than Ever
Due to globalization and the availability of information via the Internet, improving healthcare quality and safety is...
Web Exclusive: World Autism Awareness Day Challenges Patient-Centered Care Ideals
Just a little training in communicating effectively with autistic patients would go a long way toward giving them a...
Web Exclusive: Problems and Solutions in End-of-Life Healthcare
Federal legislation passed in 1990 affirms patients' rights to document end-of-life wishes and designate a healthcare...
Web Exclusive: Using the 'R' Word
So far, the American public has been too shocked by the continuing economic crisis to pay attention to the details of...
Web Exclusive: The Search for a Five-Star Doc
Online consumer reviews can help uncover little-known restaurant gems, warn against grimy hotels, or offer insight into...
Web Exclusive: Quality: It's All About the Bike
We've got it all wrong as to what constitutes "healthcare quality," says contributor Morley Robbins. Robbins...
Commentary: Defensive medicine gets offensive
Doctors are sometimes accused of malpractice, whether they’ve done something wrong or not. There is an...
Web Exclusive: Apathy Will Get You Nowhere
It only takes one apathetic employee to derail a hospital leader's efforts to improve his or her organization. That's...