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Overheard

The medical record is currently in the midst of a radical transformation, one driven by a number of coalescent factors. The most important of these is that the details of what was once a private encounter between patient and physician have become very important to many people who were not present when the encounter took place.

—Robert Foote, MD, assistant professor of radiology, writing in JAMA Internal Medicine


Babies born at extremely low gestations are in a special category of their own. Their care raises a host of ethical, moral, medical, and economic questions. Extremely preterm babies strain the limits of neonatal intensive care both technologically and morally.

—Gautham Suresh, MD, associate professor of pediatrics and
of community and family medicine, writing in Health Affairs


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