Morning news rounds

I have an extra half-hour this morning before I see patients, so here are some interesting stories to start your day.

Despite tort reform, some physicians are leaving high-risk practice.

An article on people who steal physician identities.

I do some work at the VA, so I see first-hand many of the primary care physician shortages (6+ month wait in some cases). With a dependence on IMGs, the situation is only worsening.

Discussion of the pros and cons of a Kerry-Edwards ticket and what it means to physicians.

Debate on how effective the new anti-viral tissues would be.

A study showing that veterans with diabetes get better care under the Department of Veterans Affairs system than some patients using managed care. It is inferred that a nationally-funded health-care system can meet or exceed current managed care standards.

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