Fall 1997 - Volume 1 Number 2

Clinical Contributions

Selecting and Interpreting Diagnostic Tests
Barbara Scherokman, MD
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Frequency and Determinants of Triennial Pap Smear Screening Rates
Mark Binstock, MD, MPH; Gerald Pretorius, MD; James Hackett, PhD
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An Approach to Severe or Persistent Functional Symptoms
David Clarke, MD
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Scheduling Prenatal Care for Low-Risk Women
Robert McDuffie, MD
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Perspective--Kaiser Permanente Medicine 50 Years Ago
Cecil Cutting, MD; Thomas McDonald, MD
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Health Systems Management

The Young Mother's Club
Kathryn Keller Biddle, NP, RN, MS
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Primary Care Redesign
Rob Ryan, MD

The Hospital-Based Specialist Program
William M. Caplan, MD
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Information Technology Development: Interview with Rand Holt
Lee Jacobs, MD
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A New Moment in the History of Kaiser Permanente
Francis J. Crosson, MD
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Creating the Future of Kaiser Permanente: Critical Strategic Choices
Francis J. Crosson, MD
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Medical Legal Update

Managed Care Risk Management
Roger Miyaji, JD
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Editors' Comments

Tom Janisse, MD, and Arthur Klatsky, MD.
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External Affairs

Health Care Consumer Protection and Physicians: Be Wary What You Ask For
Bruce Bishop
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Permanente Joins Campaign for Consumer Protection
Jon Stewart
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Abstracts

Abstracts of articles authored or coauthored by Permanente clinicians
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A Moment in Time

The Tahoe Agreement
Carl Fisher, MD
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Letters to the Editor

Your letters will link quarterly issues and create more dynamic exchange on the Internet.
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Book Review

"Caring for Patients," by Allen Barbour
Vincent J. Felitti, MD
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Soul of the Healer

"Bandon Beach, Oregon"
Stu Levy, MD
Art

"Visit to the Plastic Surgeon"
Evany Zirul, MFA, DO
Art

"Say Ah"
Evany Zirul, MFA, DO
Art

Prayer
Philip G. Danufsky, MD
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A Father's Ritual
Edmund Shaheen, MD
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Epic Encounter
M. Tepper Cohen, MD
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Managing Chaos
J. Trig Brown, MD, MPH
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Whatever Happened to Whistling?
Gary D. Friedman, MD
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"Electron Micrograph"
Gloria S. M. Yu, MD
Art

The Lighter Side of Medicine

Medical Humor and cartoon-strips.
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