Cover-(1).jpgMarch-April 2016 | Volume 99 | Issue 2


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Table of Contents

 

ON THE COVER

Medicine behind bars
What it’s like to work as a physician in Minnesota’s prisons.
BY RICH BRODERICK
 

FEATURE

Home away from home
Despite the challenges of living and practicing in rural Minnesota, many foreign-born physicians have become fixtures in their communities.
BY CARMEN PEOTA
 

RETROSPECTIVE

My days at Stillwater Prison
A physician reflects on his creative management of critically ill prisoners.
BY A. STUART HANSON, MD


CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS

Ten Rules for Antibiotic Prescribing
BY DAVID N. WILLIAMS, MBCHB, AND HEATHER M. RHODES, PHARMD, BCPS

Avoiding Unintended Bias: Strategies for Providing More Equitable Health Care
BY MICHELLE VAN RYN, PHD, MPH

Electronic Prior Authorization Is Here: What You Need to Know About It
BY JANET SILVERSMITH AND LAURA TOPOR

Adult Blood Lead Levels in Minnesota: Rates and Trends, 2005-2012
BY ADRIENNE LANDSTEINER, PHD, MPH, STEPHANIE YENDELL, DVM, MPH, PAULA LINDGREN, MS, LARRY OLSON AND ALLAN WILLIAMS, PHD, MPH


EDITOR'S NOTE

Tough Duty
No specialty or practice situation has a monopoly on difficult problems.
BY CHARLES R. MEYER, M.D.


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PERSPECTIVE

My prior authorization nightmare
One physician’s continued fight to get her patient the medication he needs.
BY CINDY FIRKINS SMITH, MD


BOOK REVIEW

Life, interrupted
In When Breath Becomes Air, a resident reflects on life and death in his final days.
REVIEW BY CHARLES R. MEYER, MD


COMMENTARY

“Compassionate care?” What are we getting into?
Minnesota can do better than legalize physician-assisted suicide.
BY CORY INGRAM, MD, MS, FAAHPM


END NOTE

In the ultrasound room
A POEM BY ARIELA TAUB, MD