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Lewis Miller Prinicipal WentzMiller & Associates Lewis A. Miller is corporate editorial director of Dowden Health Media and co-founder and principal of WentzMiller & Associates, a global consulting firm. He is also a co-founder and chairman of Intermedica, Inc., an international medical education company that exports Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses from the United States […]

The Politics Of Evidence Based Medicine

        Lewis Miller The US Preventive Task Force revised recommendations on the frequency of mammography couldn’t have come at a worse time. I guess the only sensible conclusion about the timing has to be the head-in-the-ivory-tower attitude of academics to life in the real world.  Congress has now decided to debate the […]

The Politics Of Evidence Based Medicine

        Lewis Miller The US Preventive Task Force revised recommendations on the frequency of mammography couldn’t have come at a worse time. I guess the only sensible conclusion about the timing has to be the head-in-the-ivory-tower attitude of academics to life in the real world.  Congress has now decided to debate the […]

The 150 Scientists Who Want To Cancel the Brazil Olympics

Source: 1. Professor Akira Akabayashi, Department of Biomedical Ethics, School of Public Health, the University of Tokyo Faculty of Medicine, Tokyo 2. Professor Paul S. Appelbaum, director, Division of Law, Ethics & Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York 3. Professor Kwame Anthony Appiah, Department of Philosophy, NYU Law, New York University, New York […]

Time for a Reappraisal of the “Business�? of CME

We should consider continuing medical education in the context of a free economyThe growing criticism of pharmaceutical company funding of CME has rattled both the pharmaceutical industry and many legitimate providers of CME. To recap the recent criticisms: The Special Communication by leaders of academic medicine in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association (Jan. […]

Patient Safety and the Purse Strings

Will medical errors stop because hospitals (and doctors) don’t get paid? The State of Pennsylvania just announced that it would no longer make Medicaid payments to hospitals for serious, preventable medical errors, following the path laid out by the Federal government’s Medicare no-pay policy announced last August. Of course, both programs mean they will no […]

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