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4 Vital Issues for Physicians in 2012

Joe Cantlupe

Amid a climate of uncertainty having to do with the business of being a doctor, "there is much despair among the physician population," says Lou Goodman, PhD, president of The Physicians Foundation. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

ACP Issues Revised Ethics Manual

In the first rewrite of its ethics manual since 2005, the American College of Physicians offers new guidance on longstanding issues such as end-of-life care, physician-industry relations, and ethics in medical research. >>>

Population Health Pays Off

Treating groups rather than individuals requires patience and significant investment. But the payoff makes the effort worthwhile, hospital leaders are finding. >>>

Top 12 Healthcare Quality Concerns in 2012

It's tough to pin down only a dozen worrisome quality matters, but drug shortages, transparent quality rankings, and 30-day readmissions rules weigh heavily on the minds of providers. >>>

Rural Physician Recruitment with a Twist

A small Kansas hospital is telling mission-minded physicians that they don’t need to live overseas in order to help people in need. Doctors are listening. >>>



News Headlines

New Year, new deals? Breaking down health plan, doctor alliances

California Healthline, January 5, 2012

Drug companies reduce payments to doctors as scrutiny mounts

ProPublica.org, January 4, 2012

Why Do Nurses Join Unions? Because They Can

HealthLeaders Media, January 3, 2012

Leadership shift at Reading (PA) Hospital gives doctors more say

BCTV.org, January 3, 2012

Nowhere to go, patients linger in hospitals, at a high cost

The New York Times, January 3, 2012

CMS's Proposed Hospital Staffing Revisions Get Cool Reception

HealthLeaders Media, January 3, 2012

Should doctors nap on the job?

Time, December 30, 2011

Fallout from back surgery product case prompting reforms

Journal Sentinel, December 29, 2011



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2011

Determination and a willingness to take a chance are among the qualities we see in our annual HealthLeaders 20 as they set about dedicating their professional lives to making a difference for good in healthcare. >>>

 

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