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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Wall Street Journal Series On Doctoring

I don't think we've remarked upon an otherwise remarkable series about the practice of medicine that appears from time to time in the Wall Street Journal.  The pieces occasionally display some of the editorial bias of that newspaper, as in today's installment, with its commentary on the increasing unavailability of obstetrical services in a rural county in Illinois (quietly described as having relatively high malpractice insurance costs).  But mostly they are nicely drawn snapshots of medical practice in these here United States.  Here's a list of the titles since November:

  • 05/24/05 When a Doctor Departs or Dies
  • 05/10/05 Waiting Isn't Good for Patients, or Profits
  • 04/26/05 How Mistakes Happen in the Doctor's Office
  • 04/12/05 A Father's Character, and Cancer, Influence a Career
  • 03/31/05 A Doctor's Struggles at End-of-Life
  • 03/15/05 Plan May Hurt a Patient, and Taxpayers
  • 03/01/05 When a Baby Doesn't Make It
  • 02/15/05 The Doctor Is In, 24/7
  • 02/01/05 Payoffs of a Patient-Friendly Office
  • 01/18/05 Hospitals Can Improve Quality and Safety
  • 01/04/05 When a Pregnant Patient Struggles to Find Care
  • 12/21/04 The Doctor's Antidepressant Dilemma
  • 12/07/04 Even Adults Need a Spoonful of Sugar
  • 11/23/04 Helping Patients in a Post-Vioxx World

Of course, there's a catch: The electronic version of the Wall Street Journal requires a paid subscription, and it ain't cheap.  [tm]

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