August 2000

Thanks, in part, to new federal guidelines, this “invisible player” is starting to be noticed. Can NPs do more than fill niches?
Despite the strong economy, Medicaid enrollment may be slowly rising after a three-year decline. The challenges for serving this population are huge.
This versatile physician holds the view that the Institute of Medicine actually understated the number of medical errors. He also doubts that the usual prescriptions for reducing errors will be effective.