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- CME popular during BC's reduced-activity days. Kent, Heather // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/12/99, Vol. 160 Issue 1, p13
Reports on the large attendance recorded at educational events in British Columbia during doctors' reduced activity days (RAD). Why the RADs were organized; Percentage of doctors that have been participating; Number of RADs that are being held each month.
- Consultants are intimidating their junior staff. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/26/93, Vol. 306 Issue 6894, p1762
This article states that Junior Doctors Committee (JDC) chairman Dr. Edwin Borman plans to raise the issue of junior doctors being forced to give up their medico-political activities because they are being intimidated by their consultants with the secretary of state for health. Members of JDC...
- A medical minister in Russia. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);7/27/2002, Vol. 325 Issue 7357, p187
Presents an article from a 1902 edition of the 'British Medical Journal.' Resignation of M. Combes, the French Prime Minister who was also a member of the medical profession; Concern that there will be no medical representation in the French Cabinet; Appointment of Dr. Lukjanoff to the post of...
- Seven Tips for Effecting Legislative Change. Hofford, Roger A. // Family Practice Management;Apr2001, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p35
Offers tips to family physicians on effecting legislative change. Getting to know local legislators; Increasing personal political awareness; Opposing or supporting proposed legislation; Serving on a task force; Asking for state funding. INSETS: GETTING A WORD IN.;LEGISLATIVE DO'S AND DONT'S..
- Medicine in Politics. Trevor-Roper, Hugh // American Scholar;Winter81-Winter82, Vol. 51 Issue 1, p23
Discusses certain times and political systems where doctors have been highly political. Inclusion of the part played by a group of medical doctors in the politics of Adolf Hitler's court; Russian doctors put on trial for the murder of Sergey Kirov in 1934; Accusation against Rodrigo Lopez,...
- Care in the Country: A Historical Case Study of Long-Term Sustainability in 4 Rural Health Centers. Wright, D. Brad // American Journal of Public Health;Sep2009, Vol. 99 Issue 9, p1612
From 1978 to 1983, researchers at the University of North Carolina conducted a National Evaluation of Rural Primary Care Programs. Thirty years later, many of the programs they studied have closed, but the challenges of providing rural health care have persisted. I explored the histories of 4...
- The Use of Global Rating Scales for OSCEs in Veterinary Medicine. Read, Emma K.; Bell, Catriona; Rhind, Susan; Hecker, Kent G. // PLoS ONE;Mar2015, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p1
OSCEs (Objective Structured Clinical Examinations) are widely used in health professions to assess clinical skills competence. Raters use standardized binary checklists (CL) or multi-dimensional global rating scales (GRS) to score candidates performing specific tasks. This study assessed the...
- Material de sutura en la farmacia hospitalaria. Aragonés, I. Caro; Molina Castell, M. A. // El FarmacÃ©utico Hospitales;oct2012, Issue 199, p5
Among the activities of a hospital pharmacy service is that of managing healthcare products, either overall or partially, with regard to particular processes (selection, purchasing, etc.). This creates a need for information and knowledge of the features of the different materials in order to be...
- Malpractice Makes Perfect. Mencimer, Stephanie // Washington Monthly;Oct2003, Vol. 35 Issue 10, p23
Focuses on the strike held by physicians in West Virginia against the state's malpractice insurance costs. Details of the malpractice record of orthopedic surgeon Robert Zaleski; Complaints of physicians against malpractice lawsuits; Political issues involved.