Dr. Cooke refers to as our “social contract” with patients. Maintaining our certification reflects a commitment to our patients and to the profession that we know what we need to know ... Cooke emphasizes the need for physicians to receive feedback
By Janet Colwell, Editor. ... The surgeon said it was a chance to engage the public in understanding complex medical procedures.
In addition, clinicians and researchers continue to debate the relevance of the WHI trial to younger women. ... Finally, our Letters to the Editor section features readers' reactions to a recent column on physician reimbursement.
By Janet Colwell, Editor. ... As Ryan DuBosar reports, that's largely due to squeamishness about the exam, which patients try to avoid and doctors often fail to champion.
I would like to applaud Jack Ende, MD, MACP, for recent comments about his “back to the bedside” initiative in the President's Message in the June 2017 ACP Internist. ... More troubling is the thought that the uninsured, without an insurer to
By Janet Colwell, Editor. ... be treated to the same cardiovascular goals as diabetes.
23 edition] is similar to that of the AP report on the excellent New England Journal of Medicine article on malpractice claims in the U.S. ... This is an extreme disservice to practicing physicians. James E. Ramage Jr., MD, FACP.
There is no doubt that many diagnostic errors can be attributed to the factors he mentioned: anchoring, availability, and attribution. ... catalyst that drives physicians to take cognitive “shortcuts” that lead to the diagnostic errors.
asking about sexual activity as part of a history unless it is essential to the diagnosis. ... I was glancing through the letters-to-the-editor page of our local small town gazette when I came across a letter submitted by one of my patients who I have
By Janet Colwell, Editor. ... The handling of the case illustrates how “diagnosis momentum” can cloud the path to a right diagnosis, according to Drs.