IN THIS ISSUE

Ed Silverman
Health plans are devising ways to function even when their providers are being overrun and the insurers themselves face a vastly depleted workforce
Michael Levin-Epstein
Some managed care companies begin to take a hard look at what's behind the explosion in costs for radiological services
Viewpoint
Arthur Lazarus, MD, MBA
Talking honestly about problems can help organizations, so long as those in charge take a compassionate approach
Ethics
Michael S. Victoroff, MD
A potential useful volume on ethics in critical care falls short of expectations, often skimming the surface of important debates
Legislation & Regulation
John Carroll
John Garamendi, California's insurance commissioner, thinks some insurers have the potential to gouge the consumer, and wants to mandate a high medical loss ratio
Tomorrow's Medicine
Thomas Morrow, MD
How small is small? The latest digital camera takes images of a patient's 'inner space.'
News and Commentary