IN THIS ISSUE

A doctor trained in informatics argues that managed care must borrow the principles of accounting to appraise more realistically the costs of medical interventions.
Michael Levin-Epstein
As pharmacists expand their patient care roles, health plans and physicians differ in their responses. Both have sound arguments.
Jean Lawrence
Most HMOs now have programs to manage and track their asthmatic patients. But are patients really getting better? Look around: Some programs are reporting measurable progress.
Michael Levin-Epstein
Broadcast and printed stories are still mostly neutral, but those with a spin are now more negative than positive.
Anne Bilodeau Zieger
Lose data stored on a hard drive and your practice will suffer for months. It's a real threat, so head off catastrophe with backup disks, tapes and systems — before it's too late!
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