IN THIS ISSUE

Ricardo Guggenheim, MD
Evidence-based medicine can help cut costs and raise the standard of care, but we'll need a common measure of quality
Peer-Reviewed
David S. Geldmacher, MD
As with other chronic diseases of aging, early diagnosis and pharmacologic therapy may reduce the costs for enrollees with Alzheimer's disease
Medication Management
Martin Sipkoff
Tiered benefit design and mail order pharmacy are useful, but don't overlook this other significant vehicle for savings.
Legislation & Regulation
John Carroll
A proposal to levy a tax on health care insurance meets a chilly response from Capitol Hill, the Bush administration, AHIP, and pollsters. What a surprise.
Employer Update
Lola Butcher
Health plans, researchers, employers, and workers make common cause to identify and treat depression