May 20, 2011
Program Results Report
Researchers at the University of Southern Maine studied the state's Pathways to Excellence system of reporting on health care quality. Practices that filed reports had higher scores on six indicators of health care quality than those that did not.
April 11, 2011
This study examined the role of bias in treatment decisions close to 1,000 physicians chose hypothetical treatments for colon cancer and avian flu the physicians either chose a treatment they would want for themselves or made a recommendation for a patient.
November 1, 2010
This article, from a supplement to the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, assesses the state of the medical profession. The authors emphasize the tension between a physician's self-interest and care of the patient in an increasingly commercialized health system.