University of Wisconsin–Madison Medical College of Wisconsin

Volume 107, Issue 8

December 2008

Critical Condition: Now Is the Time for Health System Reform

As the 155th president of the Wisconsin Medical Society, Steven C. Bergin, MD, has worked to highlight the need for health system reform and the critical condition of our current system. With the recent elections and a wave of change on its way to Washington D.C., it is clear that now is the time for health system reform. This issue of the Wisconsin Medical Journal showcases different perspectives on health system reform and areas that need reform now.

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Focus On… Health System Reform

The Time Is Critical
Steven C. Bergin, MD
Wis Med J. 2008;107(8):357-359.

Your Patients Are Waiting…for Your Leadership
Tim Bartholow, MD
Wis Med J. 2008;107(8):360-362.

The Ailing Health Care System: SOAP Note for Physician Leadership
Donna Friedsam, MPH; Richard Rieselbach, MD, MACP
Wis Med J. 2008;107(8):363-366.

Is There a Doctor in the ‘Home’?
Jeff Grossman, MD
Wis Med J. 2008;107(8):367-368.

Original Research

Navigating the Health Care System: A View From the Urban Medically Underserved
Elizabeth Bade, MD; Jennifer Evertsen, MS; Sabrina Smiley, MPH, Indrani Banerjee, BS
Wis Med J. 2008;107(8):374-379.

Collaboration Saves Time
Philip A. Bain, MD, FACP
Wis Med J. 2008;107(8):380-381.

Brief Report

Factors That Affect Specialty Choice and Career Plans of Wisconsin’s Medical Students
Kjersti E. Knox, BA; Anne Getzin, BA; Alison Bergum, MPA; Patrick McBride, MD, MPH; Richard Rieselbach, MD, MACP; Donna Friedsam, MPH
Wis Med J. 2008;107(8):369-373.

Your Profession

Dean’s Corner
Partnerships Are Most Effective Tool for Eliminating Disparities
Jonathan I. Ravdin, MD
Wis Med J. 2008;107(8):391-392.

Proceedings From the 2008 Wisconsin Quality and Safety Forum, Part I
Wis Med J. 2008;107(8):382-388.

Your Practice

Follow Your Plan for Retirement
Christopher P. Thomas
Wis Med J. 2008;107(8):395.

MetaStar Matters
Advancing Outpatient Prevention: A New MetaStar Project
Jay A. Gold, MD, JD, MPH
Wis Med J. 2008;107(8):396.

The Americans With Disabilities Amendment Act—Are You ready For the Changes?
Michelle Leiker, JD
Wis Med J.2008;107(8):393-394.

Index to Articles: 2008

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