Orthopedics Today Commentary

Orthopedics Today Commentary

Expert opinion on business and clinical topics in orthopedics

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Orthopedic journalism and Orthopedics Today

Orthopedics Today, August 2005
Douglas W. Jackson, MD
--- Douglas W. Jackson, Chief Medical Editor Orthopedics Today is a monthly scientific newspaper and those of us working to produce it are…
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Managing costs and getting the most out of your practice

Orthopedics Today, July 2005
Douglas W. Jackson, MD
--- Douglas W. Jackson, Chief Medical Editor William Osler, MD, said, “You are in a profession as a calling, not a business.” He warned us to not…
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Our goal: Change the face of infection

Orthopedics Today, June 2005
Douglas W. Jackson, MD
--- Douglas W. Jackson, Chief Medical Editor As a young child I was hospitalized with pneumonia and apparently was not responding well to the…
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Orthopedists should consider patients’ perspective of Medicare

Orthopedics Today, May 2005
Douglas W. Jackson, MD
--- Douglas W. Jackson, Chief Medical Editor Premiums for 2005 Part B Medicare covering physician and outpatient hospital services, in addition to…
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Direct-to-consumer marketing in orthopedics – the next wave

Orthopedics Today, April 2005
--- Douglas W. Jackson, Chief Medical Editor During one recent week in my clinical practice, I was taken aback by another manifestation of…
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Cost pressures lead to worst-ever nursing shortage, tough choices

Orthopedics Today, March 2005
Douglas W. Jackson, MD
From the minutes of our recent departmental meeting: “Again concerns were expressed regarding the continued lack of available and experienced
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Free new Web site enhances physician learning, patient education

Orthopedics Today, February 2005
Douglas W. Jackson, MD
This month I want to share with you an exciting development at Orthopedics Today — the launch of our new Web site — OrthoSuperSite.com — on February…
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COX-2 inhibitors: What have I learned?

Orthopedics Today, January 2005
Douglas W. Jackson, MD
--- Douglas W. Jackson, Chief Medical Editor I’m a bit disappointed in myself for being so susceptible to the unprecedented marketing hype around…
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Celebrating the professional lives of orthopedic surgeons

Orthopedics Today, December 2004
Douglas W. Jackson, MD
--- Douglas W. Jackson, Chief Medical Editor This is the time of year for celebrating and making special acknowledgements for many different reasons…
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Dealing honestly with medical errors: Should we say we are sorry?

Orthopedics Today, November 2004
Douglas W. Jackson, MD
--- Douglas W. Jackson, Chief Medical Editor Orthopedic surgeons — like all other physicians and health care providers — are involved in and…