MM-190910-OFC-digedition.jpgNovember-December 2019 | Volume 102 | Issue 6

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Table of Contents


ON THE COVER

Features
Quantifying quality
Does what’s measured improve patient care and outcomes?
BY ANDREW TELLIJOHN

Patient-satisfaction scores
Striking a balance between popularity and practice.
BY ANDY STEINER

Protecting physicians’ online reputation
How to recognize, respond and react to negative comments.
BY DEAN MCCONNELL, JD



Student, Resident and Fellow Research

Some of the top submissions from the Minnesota Medical Association's annual invitation.


CLINICAL and HEALTH AFFAIRS

Colophony (rosin) allergy: more than just Christmas trees
BY LINDSEY M. VOLLER, BA; REBECCA S. KIMYON, BS; AND ERIN M. WARSHAW, MD


EDITOR'S NOTE

Mind the gap: where quality measures fall down
Rather than viewing quality domains or individual measures independently, we need to see that they work in concert to contribute to a complete picture of quality for each patient.
BY ZEKE MCKINNEY, MD


GOOD PRACTICE

Improving health for people with serious mental illness.
BY MICHAEL TRANGLE, MD; JERRY STORCK, PHD; PAULGOERING, MD; KAREN D. LLOYD, PHD, LP; MARCY
OTYPKA, RN; AND WILLIAM BURLESON



The Physician Advocate / MMA NEWS

The MMA's report on policy, people and politics
2019 MMA Conference. Insulin legislation. Bounce Back Project resilience conference. Getting involved with MMA.


COMMENTARY

Physicians treated for mental illness
Requirement to disclose is discriminatory and dangerous.
BY JENNIFER ZICK, PHD, BRIANNA ENGELSON AND SAMEENA AHMED-BUEHLER

Physicians’ opinions on medical cannabis
Online focus groups show uncertainty and reluctance to certify patients.
BY JEREMIAH STOUT; JOEL PACYNA; JOHN WILKINSON, MD; J. MICHAEL BOSTWICK, MD; HALEN GAZELKA, MD; AND JON C. TILBURT, MD


ON CALL

Meet MMA physicians
Sarah Traxler, MD