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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)
"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.