IN THIS ISSUE

Joseph Newhouse, PhD
Martin Sipkoff
Surgeons in nine hospitals formed a study group and then hit the road to learn from peers. Outcomes improved dramatically.
Martin Sipkoff
NCQA President Margaret O'Kane and a panel of clinically oriented administrators call for emphasis on making the best care financially attractive to physicians, plans, and employers.
Bob Carlson
Coverage may now come with built-in access to a level of case management that some HMOs find useful.
Editor's Memo
John Marcille
Viewpoint
Arthur Preston Smith, PhD
Human beings are not machines, and modern medicine needs to move beyond the repair shop mentality. Could nontraditional services help?
Legislation & Regulation
John Carroll
Congress frees up billions for plans that choose to participate in a new program for enrollees. This may be opportunity knocking.
Ethics
Michael S. Victoroff, MD
A chance encounter with an unhappy reader (a physician) spurs a flood cliches about why doctors are "justified" in their refusal to move out of the dark ages
Tomorrow's Medicine
Thomas Morrow, MD
Angiogenesis blockade is a 30 year old concept, but it will soon make the leap from lab bench to pharmacy shelf.
News and Commentary
News and Commentary