Eighteenth National Conference Morning Breakout Group Topics: 4-16-07

Eighteenth National Conference on Primary Health Care Access
Breakfast Breakout Groups
Sunday, April 15, 2007
GROUP ONE: How to Meld the Traditional Professional Standards of Medicine with the Current Practice Environment.
Do physicians in the first decade of the 21st century have radically different ideas about “the professional standards of medicine” than those of physicians 100 years earlier? Are there professional values that transcend the current practice environment?  Suppose a major journal asks your group to propose the outline of an editorial on what be regarded as contemporary medicine’s core values, written from a long-term perspective.  What would that outline say?
Babitz, Group Leader; Cambanis, Fowkes, Ganiats, Shore and Susman
GROUP TWO: How to Meld the Traditional Professional Standards of Medicine with the Current Practice Environment.
Do physicians in the first decade of the 21st century have radically different ideas about “the professional standards of medicine” than those of physicians 100 years earlier? Are there professional values that transcend the current practice environment?  Suppose a major journal asks your group to propose the outline of an editorial on what be regarded as contemporary medicine’s core values, written from a long-term perspective.  What would that outline say?
Clasen, Group Leader, Boltri, L. Burnett, Eastman  and Maudlin
GROUP THREE: How to Meld the Traditional Professional Standards of Medicine with the Current Practice Environment.
Do physicians in the first decade of the 21st century have radically different ideas about “the professional standards of medicine” than those of physicians 100 years earlier? Are there professional values that transcend the current practice environment?  Suppose a major journal asks your group to propose the outline of an editorial on what be regarded as contemporary medicine’s core values, written from a long-term perspective.  What would that outline say?
Kahn, Group Leader, Flinders, McConarty, McKennett and Smith
GROUP FOUR: The physician workforce and health care financing reform.
You have been appointed to a citizen’s advisory group that is reporting to Congress on plans to provide health coverage for all uninsured person in the United States.  You notice that most members of the advisory group are content to recommend spending whatever it takes to make the current system of care available to everyone.  You have become concerned about the advisory group making such a recommendation without concurrently recommending reform of the health care system and new attention to the geographic and specialty distribution of the workforce.  How do you articulate your concerns in ways that would help focus the public policy debate?
Henley, Group Leader, Atkinson, Christman, LeRoy, McCanne
GROUP FIVE: The physician workforce and health care financing reform.
You have been appointed to a citizen’s advisory group that is reporting to Congress on plans to provide health coverage for all uninsured person in the United States.  You notice that most members of the advisory group are content to recommend spending whatever it takes to make the current system of care available to everyone.  You have become concerned about the advisory group making such a recommendation without concurrently recommending reform of the health care system and new attention to the geographic and specialty distribution of the workforce.  How do you articulate your concerns in ways that would help focus the public policy debate?
Kasovac, Group Leader; W. Burnett, Clancy, Cobb, DeHaven and Dine’ Chacon
GROUP SIX: The physician workforce and health care financing reform.
You have been appointed to a citizen’s advisory group that is reporting to Congress on plans to provide health coverage for all uninsured person in the United States.  You notice that most members of the advisory group are content to recommend spending whatever it takes to make the current system of care available to everyone.  You have become concerned about the advisory group making such a recommendation without concurrently recommending reform of the health care system and new attention to the geographic and specialty distribution of the workforce.  How do you articulate your concerns in ways that would help focus the public policy debate?
Macken, Group Leader, Curry, Geyman, Morioka-Douglas and Zollinger
GROUP SEVEN: The physician workforce and health care financing reform.
You have been appointed to a citizen’s advisory group that is reporting to Congress on plans to provide health coverage for all uninsured person in the United States.  You notice that most members of the advisory group are content to recommend spending whatever it takes to make the current system of care available to everyone.  You have become concerned about the advisory group making such a recommendation without concurrently recommending reform of the health care system and new attention to the geographic and specialty distribution of the workforce.  How do you articulate your concerns in ways that would help focus the public policy debate?
North, Group Leader, Hara, Olsen, Rodos and Serpas
GROUP EIGHT: The physician workforce and health care financing reform.
You have been appointed to a citizen’s advisory group that is reporting to Congress on plans to provide health coverage for all uninsured person in the United States.  You notice that most members of the advisory group are content to recommend spending whatever it takes to make the current system of care available to everyone.  You have become concerned about the advisory group making such a recommendation without concurrently recommending reform of the health care system and new attention to the geographic and specialty distribution of the workforce.  How do you articulate your concerns in ways that would help focus the public policy debate?
Ross, Group Leader; Jafri, Newton, Tindall, Troy and Zweifler

Eighteenth National Conference on Primary Health Care Access

Morning Breakout Groups

Monday, April 16, 2007


GROUP ONE: How to Meld the Traditional Professional Standards of Medicine with the Current Practice Environment.

Do physicians in the first decade of the 21st century have radically different ideas about “the professional standards of medicine” than those of physicians 100 years earlier? Are there professional values that transcend the current practice environment?  Suppose a major journal asks your group to propose the outline of an editorial on what be regarded as contemporary medicine’s core values, written from a long-term perspective.  What would that outline say?

Babitz, Group Leader; Cambanis, Fowkes, Ganiats, Shore and Susman

GROUP TWO: How to Meld the Traditional Professional Standards of Medicine with the Current Practice Environment.

Do physicians in the first decade of the 21st century have radically different ideas about “the professional standards of medicine” than those of physicians 100 years earlier? Are there professional values that transcend the current practice environment?  Suppose a major journal asks your group to propose the outline of an editorial on what be regarded as contemporary medicine’s core values, written from a long-term perspective.  What would that outline say?

Clasen, Group Leader, Boltri, L. Burnett, Eastman  and Maudlin

GROUP THREE: How to Meld the Traditional Professional Standards of Medicine with the Current Practice Environment.

Do physicians in the first decade of the 21st century have radically different ideas about “the professional standards of medicine” than those of physicians 100 years earlier? Are there professional values that transcend the current practice environment?  Suppose a major journal asks your group to propose the outline of an editorial on what be regarded as contemporary medicine’s core values, written from a long-term perspective.  What would that outline say?

Kahn, Group Leader, Flinders, McConarty, McKennett and Smith

GROUP FOUR: The physician workforce and health care financing reform.

You have been appointed to a citizen’s advisory group that is reporting to Congress on plans to provide health coverage for all uninsured person in the United States.  You notice that most members of the advisory group are content to recommend spending whatever it takes to make the current system of care available to everyone.  You have become concerned about the advisory group making such a recommendation without concurrently recommending reform of the health care system and new attention to the geographic and specialty distribution of the workforce.  How do you articulate your concerns in ways that would help focus the public policy debate?

Henley, Group Leader, Atkinson, Christman, LeRoy, McCanne

GROUP FIVE: The physician workforce and health care financing reform.

You have been appointed to a citizen’s advisory group that is reporting to Congress on plans to provide health coverage for all uninsured person in the United States.  You notice that most members of the advisory group are content to recommend spending whatever it takes to make the current system of care available to everyone.  You have become concerned about the advisory group making such a recommendation without concurrently recommending reform of the health care system and new attention to the geographic and specialty distribution of the workforce.  How do you articulate your concerns in ways that would help focus the public policy debate?

Kasovac, Group Leader; W. Burnett, Clancy, Cobb, DeHaven and Dine’ Chacon

GROUP SIX: The physician workforce and health care financing reform.

You have been appointed to a citizen’s advisory group that is reporting to Congress on plans to provide health coverage for all uninsured person in the United States.  You notice that most members of the advisory group are content to recommend spending whatever it takes to make the current system of care available to everyone.  You have become concerned about the advisory group making such a recommendation without concurrently recommending reform of the health care system and new attention to the geographic and specialty distribution of the workforce.  How do you articulate your concerns in ways that would help focus the public policy debate?

Macken, Group Leader, Curry, Geyman, Morioka-Douglas and Zollinger

GROUP SEVEN: The physician workforce and health care financing reform.

You have been appointed to a citizen’s advisory group that is reporting to Congress on plans to provide health coverage for all uninsured person in the United States.  You notice that most members of the advisory group are content to recommend spending whatever it takes to make the current system of care available to everyone.  You have become concerned about the advisory group making such a recommendation without concurrently recommending reform of the health care system and new attention to the geographic and specialty distribution of the workforce.  How do you articulate your concerns in ways that would help focus the public policy debate?

North, Group Leader, Hara, Olsen, Rodos and Serpas

GROUP EIGHT: The physician workforce and health care financing reform.

You have been appointed to a citizen’s advisory group that is reporting to Congress on plans to provide health coverage for all uninsured person in the United States.  You notice that most members of the advisory group are content to recommend spending whatever it takes to make the current system of care available to everyone.  You have become concerned about the advisory group making such a recommendation without concurrently recommending reform of the health care system and new attention to the geographic and specialty distribution of the workforce.  How do you articulate your concerns in ways that would help focus the public policy debate?

Ross, Group Leader; Jafri, Newton, Tindall, Troy and Zweifler