Michael Romano

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Once among the nation's most-respected professionals, doctors have fallen to No. 5--a step below grade-school teachers and tying with druggists. A survey by the American College of Physician Executives reveals that some docs are critically examining their own medical values and moral principles. Kenneth Goodman, left, director of the University of Miami's(More)
Recombinant human erythropoietin (epoetin alfa) has been used in clinical settings for more than a decade. Its indications have expanded considerably from its original use as hormone therapy in the treatment of anemia in adults with chronic kidney disease. Since the introduction of epoetin alfa, a greater understanding of anemia pathophysiology and the(More)
As state lawmakers diluted the impact of certificate-of-need laws last year, more and more CON boards are approving a vast array of projects. Almost one-third of the 27 states that regulate acute-care hospitals gave the OK to every project they reviewed. Condell Medical Center, Libertyville, Ill., shown at left and on the cover, spent $99,300 three years(More)
"Surge" hospitals, which can handle an influx of patients during a large-scale disaster, are being considered by some who think the healthcare industry's plans for such catastrophes need work, says Jim Bentley, left, senior vice president for strategic policy planning of the American Hospital Association.