Dec 4, 2007 issue

Conversations about medical professionalism and ethical pay-for-performance systems. An in-depth summary of a national survey on physician attitudes and behaviors about professionalism, with an interview with Drs. Eric Campbell and David Blumenthal of the Institute for Health Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners Health System in Boston; and principles for maintaining patient-centered pay-for-performance systems, with an interview with Ms. Lois Snyder and Dr. Richard Neubauer of the American College of Physicians. Plus a summary of all the articles in this week's issue.

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