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Table of Contents | January 2015 | Volume 98 | Issue 1

 

ON THE COVER

Hidden costs
High-deductible health insurance policies are causing financial headaches for clinics and hospitals—and doctors say they’re hurting patient health. | BY HOWARD BELL

FEATURES

Package deal
Practices are turning to bundled pricing for certain procedures. | BY SUZY FRISCH

Single-payer health care
More physicians are considering it, but is it a realistic option? | BY KIM KISER

CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS

How Should Doctors Disclose Conflicts of Interest to Patients? A Focus Group Investigation
BY J. MICHAEL OAKES, PHD, HILARY K. WHITMAN, MPH, ALICEN BURNS SPAULDING, PHD, LYNN A. ZENTNER, JD, AND SETH R. BECCARD, JD

Why MNsure Matters to Physicians
BY JANET SILVERSMITH

Turning the Tide against AIDS by Preventing New HIV Infections: Initial Experience with Minnesota’s First PrEP Clinic
BY CAITLIN ECCLES-RADTKE, MD, AND KEITH HENRY, MD

EDITOR'S NOTE
Like a ghost in the fog
The picture of the health care economy is as clear as a murky night on the English moors. | BY CHARLES R. MEYER, M.D.

 
Letters to the Editor
 

SHORT TAKES

The Physician Advocate
The MMA's monthly report on policy, people and politics
Meet the MMA’s new president, news briefs, President Don Jacobs on working together

RETROSPECTIVE

A History of Innovation: Cardiac Surgery in Minnesota
BY JOHNATHON M. AHO, MD, MATTHEW S. SCHAFF, MD, CORNELIUS A. THIELS, DO, MBA, ROBERT A. DARLING, MD, MARK N. PRICE KOERNER AND HARTZELL V. SCHAFF, MD

COMMENTARY

Supportive living, sustainable care
We need to rethink our approach to caring for people with severe mental illnesses if we are all to thrive. | BY KEVIN TURNQUIST, MD

END NOTE

Spinal muscular atrophy
A POEM BY ARIELA TAUB, MD

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