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Med school duties, 1-25-11, The News & Observer

In a letter to the editor, C. Franklin Church, MD, Past President, NC Academy of Family Physicians and NCMS member, comments on the primary role of two of North Carolina’s most prominent medical schools, as Campbell University prepares to establish a school to train doctors in Osteopathic Medicine.

Alternative treatments for health law’s mandate, 1-25-11, The News & Observer

An op-ed by Richard H. Thaler, professor of economics and behavioral science at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, who comments on ways to improve the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Journal seeks to end ban on Medicare data, 1-26-11, Bloomberg Businessweek, Associated Press

Associated Press reporter Mike Schneider writes about a lawsuit filed by the Wall Street Journal in a bid to overturn a ban on records that reveal how much Medicare money individual doctors receive.

Doctor incentives don’t improve patient care: study, 1-26-11, Reuters

Reuters reporter Kate Kelland reviewed a study that examined the link between financial rewards for doctors and the care and treatment of patients with high blood pressure.

Hospitals and a culture of safety, 1-27-11, The News & Observer

NCMS member and Leadership College alumnus (’03) Meera Kelley, MD, Vice President, Quality & Patient Safety, WakeMed Health & Hospitals examines the options that need to be considered in reducing medical errors, in a letter to the editor.


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