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Restaurant chains have managed to combine quality control, cost control, and innovation. Can health care?  By Atul Gawande (August 2012)
Produced by the American Medical Association (AMA) Council on Long Range Planning and Development (CLRPD), and drawn from an extensive review of professional, governmental, and nongovernmental sources, this resource provides valuable information on the trends shaping medicine today. Health Care Trends is a resource with data on major issues and trends in medicine that are affecting physicians, other providers, and patients. The Trends resource provides a brief overview of an issue, identifies trends, and posits likely implications for patients and physicians. (2010-2012)
A small percentage of challenging cases, often at the end of life, make up the great bulk of Medicare spending on hospital care. Are we anywhere close to containing the costs? By Janet Adamy and Tom McGinty (July 2012):