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Managed Care Medicine: The Official Journal of the National Association of Managed Care Physicians

Steven D. Taylor, MD; Laurie A. Potter, MLS
JAMA. 1996;275(21):1689. doi:10.1001/jama.1996.03530450079045.
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Most physicians have accepted the fact that they cannot escape the business side of medicine. This acceptance comes from confronting decisions about health maintenance organization contracts, capitation, formularies, and the like. Unfortunately, Managed Care Medicine is not the best journal to help physicians with making these decisions.

Managed Care Medicine has an impressive visual appearance. Physician representatives from many of the nation's largest pharmaceutical companies and health care networks serve on the editorial board. Yet, the quality of writing and editing could be improved. A 1994 article on antidepressants, for example, contains several wordy passages. References in this article date from 1988 through 1990. The authors cite two popular magazines but fail to include clinical research articles on antidepressants. None of the articles is preceded by an abstract. In several instances advertisements interrupt the text.

On the other hand, the editor has targeted an audience of "high-prescribing, office-based physicians." The


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