IN THIS ISSUE

Q&A
Patrick Mullen
Health care rationing and end-of-life issues may not count in the 2008 election, says this bioethicist. But just you wait.
Maureen Glabman
Doctors and pharmacists who take management positions can find satisfaction, but some return to practice, unhappy with compromises they must make or unable to fit into a corporate culture
Frank Diamond
Not-for-profit insurers contracting with physician groups provide better results, says one study. What can for-profit plans learn?
Editor's Memo
John Marcille
Viewpoint
Gail Dudley, DO
Patients refuse to take responsibility, and every other player in the health care system is reluctant to take charge
Legislation & Regulation
John Carroll
Executive order puts new urgency behind an old idea. The federal government is jumping in with both feet and everyone else is expected to follow.
Medication Management
Martin Sipkoff
The unlikely partnership between the two could portend the beginnings of an industry trend
Employer Update
Lola Butcher
Streamlining the American health care system frees up resources to extend coverage to more people
Tomorrow's Medicine
Thomas Morrow, MD
Back in the '40s, patients recovering from cataract surgery were fitted with monofocal lens implants and forced to wear Coke-bottle glasses