Table of Contents: October 2012

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Volume 108, Number 10 – October 2012 


COVER STORY (pages 16-22) 

Scope Whac-A-Mole 
TMA doesn't always oppose scope-of-practice expansion by nonphysicians. It believes it's appropriate when it improves patient care and nonphysicians are properly trained, when a physician heads the health care team, and when there is proper Texas Medical Board oversight. By Crystal Conde 


MEDICAL ECONOMICS (pages 25-32)  

Rebuilding Relationships 
Physicians prepare for Novitas switch. By Amy Lynn Sorrel 

  
PUBLIC HEALTH 
(pages 35-40)  

Preventing Injury 
Physicians counsel patients about safety. By Crystal Conde 


PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
(pages 43-49)  

Vital Connections 
HIEs improve patient care. By Crystal Conde 


ESSAY  (pages 51-53) 
 

Outreach in Aukot   
A journey to serve Uganda's poorest. By Petra Kelsey   


SPECIAL REPORT
(pages 57-63) 

Healthy Vision 2020 
Repeal Harmful and Onerous State and Federal Regulations


JOURNAL (page 55) 

Clinical Service Characteristics and Initiation of the Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Series in an Academic Clinic Setting  (abstract) (full text

By Amanda M. Hinson-Enslin, MPH, RDH; Robert Cardarelli, DO, MPH; and Kathryn M. Cardarelli, PhD 


ROUNDS (pages 11-14)  

PPACA Tops Fall Conference Agenda
Goal: 50,000 Members! 
Academic Physicians: Get the Credit You're Due
Leaders Plan Breakthrough Strategies to Help Practices Survive
Saving Hearts – Saving Lives
DPS Tracks Drug Shoppers
Dr. Janek to Head HHSC
Charles Dryden, MD: 1920-2012 


DEPARTMENTS  

Letters (pages 7-8) 
Deaths (pages 13-14)  


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