March-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
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
My days at Stillwater Prison
A physician reflects on his creative management of critically ill prisoners.
BY A. STUART HANSON, MD
Ten Rules for Antibiotic Prescribing
CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS
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
No specialty or practice situation has a monopoly on difficult problems.
BY CHARLES R. MEYER, M.D.
The MMA's monthly report on policy, people and politics
THE PHYSICIAN ADVOCATE / MMA NEWS
My prior authorization nightmare
One physician’s continued fight to get her patient the medication he needs.
BY CINDY FIRKINS SMITH, MD
In When Breath Becomes Air, a resident reflects on life and death in his final days.
REVIEW BY CHARLES R. MEYER, MD
“Compassionate care?” What are we getting into?
Minnesota can do better than legalize physician-assisted suicide.
BY CORY INGRAM, MD, MS, FAAHPM
In the ultrasound room
A POEM BY ARIELA TAUB, MD