July 2001

Pharmaceutical makers invest enormous sums in R&D – but they also reap enormous profits. States are impatient with the appearance that creates.

Bob Carlson

Increasing demand for physicians and physician extenders is starting to strain the system. To a large extent, this is unexpected bitter fruit of managed care’s labor.

Maureen Glabman

Physicians are more likely to buy in if they see better outcomes — and financial rewards that go with them.

Harry L. Leider, M.D., M.B.A.

The wild calls for patients’ rights at the House of Delegates meeting did not prevent the chief executive from suing the board of trustees.

John Carroll

The way to reduce errors in health care is to change systems, says this Harvard educator. Punishment encourages people to cover up.

Patrick Mullen

Joan M. O’Connell, Ph.D., M.H.S. Jack L. Stanley, B.A. C. Lucy Malakar, M.A.