June 2015, Volume 108 - Issue 6

Improving Healthcare Quality in the United States: A New Approach

Kathryn A. Nix, BS, John S. O’Shea, MD, MPA

Abstract: Improving the quality of health care has been a focus of health reformers during the last 2 decades, yet meaningful and sustainable quality improvement has remained elusive in many ways. Although a number of individual institutions have made great strides toward more...

(pp 359-363)

Commentary on “Back to Anatomy: Improving Landmarking Accuracy of Clinical Procedures Using a Novel Approach to Procedural Teaching”

Kam A. Newman, MD

Abstract: The importance of human gross anatomy as part of the core curriculum of medical school cannot be overstated. The knowledge of human anatomy and its clinical application has fundamental effects on all branches of medicine, and obviously there is a need for an advanced...

(pp 318-319)

Coping Strategies Used by Adult Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Nimisha K. Parekh, MD, MPH, Kristin McMaster, MSW, Douglas L. Nguyen, MD, Shamita Shah, MD, Alissa Speziale, MD, Jocelyne Miller, MD, Gil Melmed, MD

Abstract: Objectives: Symptoms of and treatments for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have a significant impact on patients’ quality of life (QOL) and result in an increased prevalence of depression and anxiety disorders. Little is known about the type of coping strategies used by...

(pp 337-342)