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January 5, 2004
Hire and Higher

Pressed to fill every bed, hospitals are unabashedly poaching star doctors—who bring prestige as well as patients—from competing institutions.

October 13, 2003
The Uncut Version

The rise of low-invasion techniques—and the doctors who specialize in them—has made the competition for surgical patients, well, cutthroat.

September 22, 2003
Who Knew?

Hospitals used to enjoy unfettered access to your medical records, but no more—a situation that’s sending fund-raisers to the emergency room.

June 2, 2003
No Pain, No Gain

Planning for the brave new world of managed care, medical schools began turning out more generalists than specialists—a big miscalculation if you’re currently in need of an anesthesiologist.

April 7, 2003
Doctors in the House

A new breed of M.D. tends exclusively to hospital in-patients, keeping costs down while allowing primary-care physicians to stay in the office. But not all doctors are grateful for the help.

April 7, 2003
Doctors in the House

A new breed of M.D. tends exclusively to hospital in-patients, keeping costs down while allowing primary-care physicians to stay in the office. But not all doctors are grateful for the help.

March 24, 2003
The Out-of-Towners

These days, more than a few patients demanding first-rate care are doing the reverse commute as suburban hospitals beef up their staffs with medical stars—and offer valet parking.

February 24, 2003
Follow the Money

One doctor uses the price of a slice to set his fees, but for most in the growing fee-for-service world, setting the cost of a visit is a weird alchemy of patient demand, experience, and real estate.

December 2, 2002
Caveat Emptor

Even in a city with some of the world's best hospitals, medical mistakes occur, some of them tragic. But there are common-sense ways to minimize your risk.

April 29, 2002
Bronx Cheery

The winsome new Children's Hospital at Montefiore is attracting top doctors as well as sick kids from all over -- and making many Manhattanites wonder: Where's ours?

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