Many physicians think narrowing the universe of available drugs from an estimated 8,000 to around 1,200 is a pretty serious change in health care. Yet the formulary system persists and is spreading widely.
The volatile consumer protection issue moved beyond a piecemeal approach when a coalition of HMOs and consumer groups put forth a plan last year. Families USA's executive director looks toward the debate.
Many doctors think the only thing more difficult than dealing with patients is supervising employees. They didn't offer Management 101 in medical school. Here are some simple approaches that may make life easier.