January 1997

Getting ACE Inhibitors Into the Right Hands

We know that ACE inhibitors are a front-line treatment for congestive heart failure, but they’re not prescribed often enough. Will managed care give physicians a nudge?

Lessons America Should Learn From a Land of ‘Free’ Health Care

This British-trained, San Diego-based family physician says today’s managed care reminds him of what his homeland went through 48 years ago — and points out lessons the British experience can teach.

Eric G. Anderson, M.D.

Should Insurance Pay For Preventive Services Suggested By Genetics?

Physicians, plans and patients are discovering that the promise of genetic testing will be hard to fulfill. Even when a test can show predisposition toward a disease, performing it can’t necessarily improve medical outcomes. Unfortunately, doing these tests can have some unintended negative effects.

Jean Lawrence

Departments

STATE INITIATIVES

Texas Bill Would Let Ob/Gyns Be Primary Care Physicians

WASHINGTON INITIATIVES

Health Committee Leadership Remains Much the Same — With a Key Exception

EDITOR’S MEMO

A Case Study in Keeping Plan Members ‘Satisfied’

COMPENSATION MONITOR

The growth of capitation continues

PRACTICE GUIDELINES

AHCPR Releases Last Guidelines: Diagnosing Early Alzheimer’s

LEGAL FORUM

The Age of Mergers Is Here: Decide Now How To Decide

ETHICS

How Much Should Doctors, Patients and Plans Care About Each Other?

MANAGED CARE OUTLOOK

Managed care makes room for the elderly and the poor

News & Commentary

California Kaiser Physicians Face Longer Work Week


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