Spring 2004 - Volume 8 Number 2

Clinical Contributions

2003 Vohs Award Winner
Initiative to Improve Mammogram Interpretation

Kim A Adcock, MD

The 2004 Vohs award winner from the Colorado region employed a multidisciplinary approach to minimize variability and inaccurate interpretation of mammograms. The impressive five-year results are described.
Full-text PDF Download Spring 2004 - Volume 8 Number 2

2003 David M Lawrence, MD, Chairman's Patient Safety Award Winner
Preoperative Safety Briefing Project

James DeFontes, MD; Stephanie Surbida, MPH

The first David M Lawrence Patient Safety award-winning project, presented here, was designed by Southern California surgeons, nurses, anesthetists, scrub technicians, and administrators with the objective to improve patient safety prior to and during the operating room procedure.
Full-text PDF Download Spring 2004 - Volume 8 Number 2

Factors Associated with Smoking Cessation Among Quit Smart Participants
Karen M Polizzi, MPH; Douglas W Roblin, PhD; Adrienne D Mims, MD, MPH; Dianne Harris, BS, CHES; Dennis D Tolsma, MPH

This is a description of a comprehensive smoking cessation program and objective evaluation of outcomes and of factors related to likelihood of success.
Full-text PDF Download Spring 2004 - Volume 8 Number 2

The Myth of the Preventive-Only Visit
Patricia E Boiko, MD, MPH; Alethea Lacas, MD

This article explores the current status of the health maintenance visit, including discussion of the expectations of both patients and health care providers.
Full-text PDF Download Spring 2004 - Volume 8 Number 2

Corridor Consult
When Should Patients Receive the Pneumococcal Vaccination? Case Example and Suggestions

Adrienne Mims, MD, MPH

Using a brief case profile, this article discusses the rationale and indications for administration of this effective preventive measure.
Full-text PDF Download Spring 2004 - Volume 8 Number 2

Commentary

The Anatomy of Hope.
Full-text PDF Download Spring 2004 - Volume 8 Number 2

A Word from the Medical Directors

The Need for New Capabilities and New Products: One Medical Director's Perspective.
Full-text PDF Download Spring 2004 - Volume 8 Number 2

KP in the Community

Produce to the People
Preston Maring, MD

This article discusses the nascence of the Oakland Medical Center's farmer's market anecdotes and recipes.
Full-text PDF Download Spring 2004 - Volume 8 Number 2

Physicians in the News

Physician News Roundup
Full-text PDF Download Spring 2004 - Volume 8 Number 2

Health Systems

Permanente Roundtable Discussion
Next-Generation Cost-Sharing Products--The Concerns, The Experience, The Future
Part 1: The Concerns

In the first of a three-part roundtable discussion, seven PMG physician leaders talk about the potential impact on clinicians of implementing cost-sharing products.
Full-text PDF Download Spring 2004 - Volume 8 Number 2

Colorado's KP Helps Assists Patients In Need
Harvey Bograd, MD; Maureen Hanrahan, BSN, MA; Nancy Strauss, MSPH

The KP Colorado program, KP Helps, was expanded to assist low-income members with out-of-pocket expenses; some results, and resources are described in this brief article.
Full-text PDF Download Spring 2004 - Volume 8 Number 2

Systems Learning from Physician Performance Data
Patricia H Parkerton, PhD, MPH; Gary A Feldbau, MD; Hugh L Straley, MD

The assessments and value to improving primary care practice of data collected on physician performance in Group Health Cooperative are presented in this article.
Full-text PDF Download Spring 2004 - Volume 8 Number 2

Optimal Practice Support (OPS) at the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
Nancy A Cohen, MD

This article describes the implementation and success of the Optimal Practice Support program at the KP Los Angeles Medical Center.
Full-text PDF Download Spring 2004 - Volume 8 Number 2

CPC Corner: A Patient's Manifesto--Communicating in the Exam Room.
Lee Jacobs, MD

In this article, Dr Jacobs explains five clinician-patient communication principles and their importance in the changing health care environment.
Full-text PDF Download Spring 2004 - Volume 8 Number 2

Medical Ethics

The Shared Terrain of Narrative Medicine and Advocacy Journalism
Jon Stewart

This article explores the importance of storytelling and the role of physician-writers, historically and currently, as physician-advocates and the importance of continuing their legacy.
Full-text PDF Download Spring 2004 - Volume 8 Number 2

Stories Tell Us What We Need To Know: Perspective for Ethical Dilemmas--The Story Study.
Tom Janisse, MD

The story study--a dramatized case study--gives you an experience and a lived perspective, increasing your understanding of clinical encounters.
Full-text PDF Download Spring 2004 - Volume 8 Number 2

A Moment in Time

The Asphyxiating and Exsanguinating Death of President George Washington.
Vibul V Vadakan, MD, FAAP

This article describes President Washington's fatal illness, largely through quotations from personal accounts and historical research; it is placed into a medical historical perspective.
Full-text PDF Download Spring 2004 - Volume 8 Number 2

Abstracts

Abstracts of articles authored or coauthored by Permanente clinicians
Full-text PDF Download Spring 2004 - Volume 8 Number 2

Editorial Comments

Share Your Insights
Marilyn Chow, RN, DNSc, FAAN
Full-text PDF Download Spring 2004 - Volume 8 Number 2

The James A Vohs Award for Quality--The Permanente Journal Sixth Annual Special Issue
Arthur L Klatsky, MD
Full-text PDF Download Spring 2004 - Volume 8 Number 2

The David M Lawrence, MD, Chairman's Patient Safety Award
Arthur L Klatsky, MD
Full-text PDF Download Spring 2004 - Volume 8 Number 2

Letters to the Editor

Letters from our readers
Full-text PDF Download Spring 2004 - Volume 8 Number 2

Book Reviews

Keep It Off: Use the Power of Self-Hypnosis to Lose Weight Now--Book and 4-CD Set
Brian Alman, PhD
Full-text PDF Download Spring 2004 - Volume 8 Number 2

The Cutting Edge: A Newsletter for People Living With Self-Inflicted Violence
Ruta Mazelis, Creator and Editor
Full-text PDF Download Spring 2004 - Volume 8 Number 2

Rudolph's Pediatrics, 21st edition
Colin D Rudolph, Abraham M Rudolph, Margaret K Hostetter, George Lister, and Norman J Siegel, editors
Full-text PDF Download Spring 2004 - Volume 8 Number 2

Pocket Radiologist: Chest: Top 100 Diagnoses
Jud W Gurney, MD, Helen T Winer-Muram, MD
Full-text PDF Download Spring 2004 - Volume 8 Number 2

Crossword Puzzle

Medical Animals
Full-text PDF Download Spring 2004 - Volume 8 Number 2

Soul of the Healer

"The River Weser"
Neil L Barber, MD
Art

"Bayon Face 2"
Beverly Brott, MD
Art

The Lament of the Hypochondriac Caregiver
Kelly Ann Malone
Full-text PDF Download Spring 2004 - Volume 8 Number 2

"What the Monk Saw"
Beverly Brott, MD
Art

"Garden at Nijo Castle"
Michael Jaffe, DO
Art

POST OP
William Goldsmith, MD
Full-text PDF Download Spring 2004 - Volume 8 Number 2

Circulation

25,000 print readers per quarter, 6900 eTOC readers, and in 2015, 1.4 million page views on TPJ articles in PubMed from a broad international readership

Subscriptions

The Permanente Journal (ISSN 1552-5767) is published quarterly by The Permanente Press. The Permanente Journal is available online (ISSN 1552-5775) at www.thepermanentejournal.org.

Letters

Articles, editorials, letters to the editor, and other material represent the opinion of the authors. Send your comments to permanente.journal@kp.org.


Copyright 2016 The Permanente Journal - Kaiser Permanente. All Rights Reserved.