A Comparison of General Medical Consults and Clinical Ethics Consults: What Can We Learn from Each Other

submitted by: WentzMR

Dr. Wayne Shelton, Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Alden March Bioethical Institute in Albany, NY, discusses his article coauthored with Dr. Cynthia Geppert, appearing in the April 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which describes the differences between, and the complementary perspectives of, medical and ethical consultations.
Available at:
http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00206-6/fulltext

Eight Years of the Mayo International Health Program: What an International Elective Adds to Resident Education

submitted by: mcgheekkm
Adam Sawatsky, MD, Chief Medical Resident, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, discusses his article entitled “Eight Years of the Mayo International Health Program: What an International Elective Adds to Resident Education” (available at: http://tinyurl.com/24ewwd9 ), published in the August 2010 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Dr. Sawatsky describes the professional and personal benefits that participation in the MIHP program afforded to the 162 Mayo residents who have thus far elected for an...

Effect of the California Tobacco Control Program on Personal Health Care Expenditures

submitted by: glantz

Stanton Glantz (of the University of California, San Francisco) and colleagues find that the California state tobacco control program is associated not only with reduced smoking, but with reductions in health care costs as well.