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Top 5 papers in medicine, 2010
Which treatment works best under which conditions? It's one of the most important questions medical researchers ever...
Getting into med school without hard sciences
For generations of pre-med students, three things have been as certain as death and taxes: organic chemistry, physics...
Web Exclusive: AMA, state groups call for change to doctor rankings
The American Medical Association and 47 state medical groups are calling on health insurance giants to improve the...
Web Exclusive: Health Plan Doctor Profiles Inaccurate, Physician Groups Say
Health plan systems that score physicians on how carefully they control costs misclassify or are "woefully...
Web Exclusive: Physicians Claim Doc Rating System is Misleading Patients
A coalition of 35,000 California physicians Monday angrily withdrew its participation frpm Blue Shield's new "Blue...
Ranking Physicians Based on Cost May Be Misleading, Says Study
Health insurance plans that push patients toward physicians who keep medical costs lower are based on unreliable...
Public report cards compare and contrast physicians
The Minneapolis-based nonprofit MN Community Measurement has become a model for a tool now proliferating around the...
Patient polls measure physicians' vital signs
A Washington nonprofit organization, Consumers' Checkbook, has created a new model for online doctor reviews that is...
To quell criticism, some doctors require patients to sign 'gag orders'
As doctor rating sites proliferate, questions about their usefulness, accuracy, and fairness are intensifying. As a...
Survey of medical schools is critical of perks
Most medical schools in the United States fail to police adequately the money, gifts and free drug samples that...
Continuing Education: The Physician Advisor’s Role in CDI: A Collaborative Approach for Success
This one-day seminar provides an in-depth session on the essential functions of the physician advisor and his or her...