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November 1998

Proponents say ISO 9000 standards are a less prescriptive, ponderous and costly way to review hospitals. But are they truly applicable to health care?
Frank Diamond
The government had hoped that PSOs would spur the spread of managed Medicare. So where is everybody?
Michael D. Dalzell
CPT and ICD-9 codes are being used to select candidates for disease management programs. Are they the right tools for the job?
Jean Lawrence
The executive director of the Foundation for Managed Care Pharmacy speaks of the challenge of reining in escalating drug costs.