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  Volume 39, Number 6, November-December 2009

Table of Contents

Would better medical evidence lead to better health care?

Field Notes

p. c2 | DOI: 10.1353/hcr.0.0210

From the Editor

Salad Days

p. 2 | DOI: 10.1353/hcr.0.0195

Another Voice

A Possible Solution, But Not the Last Word

p. 3 | DOI: 10.1353/hcr.0.0198


The Point of Control: Can a Regulated Organ Market Be Moral?

pp. 4-5 | DOI: 10.1353/hcr.0.0201

The Point of Control: Can a Regulated Organ Market Be Moral?

pp. 4-5 | DOI: 10.1353/hcr.0.0212

In Practice


p. 6 | DOI: 10.1353/hcr.0.0204

At Law

Irrational Basis: The Legal Status of Medical Marijuana

pp. 7-8 | DOI: 10.1353/hcr.0.0207

Policy & Politics

After Insurance Reform: An Adequate Safety Net Can Bring Us to Universal Coverage

pp. 9-10 | DOI: 10.1353/hcr.0.0209


Fewer than half of medical interventions are supported by scientific evidence. These essays examine the hopes that the new push for comparative effectiveness research will improve medical care, the fears that it could harm the doctor-patient relationship, and the experiences of states and countries that already put it into practice.

The Nesting-Egg Problem: Why Comparative Effectiveness Research Is Trickier Than It Looks

pp. 11-14 | DOI: 10.1353/hcr.0.0194

The Quality Mantra: Proceed Carefully

pp. 14-15 | DOI: 10.1353/hcr.0.0197

A Tool to Strengthen the Doctor-Patient Relationship

pp. 15-17 | DOI: 10.1353/hcr.0.0200

Define "Effective": The Curious Case of Chronic Cancer

pp. 17-20 | DOI: 10.1353/hcr.0.0203

Lessons from Abroad

pp. 20-22 | DOI: 10.1353/hcr.0.0206

Charting the Future: Credentialing, Privileging, Quality, and Evaluation in Clinical Ethics Consultation

pp. 23-33 | DOI: 10.1353/hcr.0.0208

Risk and the Pregnant Body

pp. 34-42 | DOI: 10.1353/hcr.0.0211

2009 Manuscript Reviewers

2009 Manuscript Reviewers

p. 43 | DOI: 10.1353/hcr.0.0196

2009 Index

2009 Index

pp. 44-47 | DOI: 10.1353/hcr.0.0199



p. 48 | DOI: 10.1353/hcr.0.0202


Health Reform: What's Prevention Got to Do with It?

p. c3 | DOI: 10.1353/hcr.0.0205

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