The future of medicine - what patients expect
Health care is rapidly changing, and will offer options in 2053 that are just science fiction today. The pull stats throughout this slideshow describe what an Prescribe survey found are patient expectations for health care in 2053.
The doctors bag in 2023
What stands out about the physician tools of 2023 is how many of them are updated versions of old tech. But it’s the new ones — the computer, and everything it brought with it — that have transformed the profession.
The doctor's bag in 1923
Many of the popular tools of the physicians of the past have gone out of fashion (others haven’t) but they live on as symbols of the doctor.
100th anniversary issue guide: Celebrating a century of physician excellence
What's inside the Medical Economics 100th anniversary issue.
A century of primary care transformation
Primary care medicine has undergone enormous changes in the past hundred years.
A century of primary care transformation, chapter 1: 1923 vs. 2023: A doctor’s daily life
How have a century of changes played out in terms of everyday medical practice?
A century of primary care transformation, chapter 2: Rise of the specialists
Specialization is perhaps the most profound change in medical practice during the past century.
A century of primary care transformation, chapter 3: How insurance changed everything
How doctors are paid has changed dramatically with the rise of third-party payers.
A century of primary care transformation, chapter 4: The malpractice threat
Medical malpractice has existed for more than 100 years, but changed considerably as medicine advanced.
A century of primary care transformation, chapter 5: The vanishing independent physician
The year 2020 marked a turning point for American medical practice.
A century of primary care transformation, conclusion: What the future holds
Primary care, like health care generally, has undergone enormous change in the hundred years since Medical Economics published its first issue. But what of the future?
'Holding onto the primary care dream'
A conversation with family physician Melissa Lucarelli, M.D.
How modern medicine was made: A century of breakthrough, discovery and invention
A century of breakthrough, discovery and invention — and the pioneers who made medical history.
How modern medicine was made, part 1: The importance of medical imaging
'I can see my bones!'
How modern medicine was made, part 2: The power of vaccination
'Church bells rang out'
How modern medicine was made, part 3: The history of antibiotic development
'From weird and wonderful places'
How modern medicine was made, part 4: The importance of insulin's discovery
'The rational treatment of disease.'
How modern medicine was made, part 5: The history of orthopedic surgery and organ transplantation
"Plaster and sticks and casts and traction."
How modern medicine was made, part 6: Military medicine advanced health care for soldiers and civilians
Advances in infection control, surgery, antibiotics and trauma that are used to treat patients today were essentially forged on the field of battle over the last 100 years.
How modern medicine was made, conclusion: Improving lives
“He ultimately saw it as a way to improve people’s lives.”
The doctor is in ... your TV
The physician's role in American culture.
The evolution of the doctor-patient relationship
'I was very lucky:' 101-year-old doctor reflects on his career and a century of change
An interview with 101-year-old physician Howard Tucker, M.D.
The changing face of the physician
The physician workforce is more diverse than it ever has been, and the diversity is only increasing.
The next generation of physicians: Aerial Petty, D.O.
Learn about Aerial Petty, D.O., a rising star in the next generation of primary care physicians.
The next generation of physicians: Chase Mussard, M.D.
Learn about Chase Mussard, M.D., a star in the next generation of primary care physicians.
The future of medicine
What will being a physician look like in the future, and how will health care change?
A century of health care change reinforces the importance of physicians
From the editor-in-chief, L. Allen Dobson, M.D.
Celebrating 100 years of serving physicians
For a publication to survive and thrive for a century puts us in rarified air. How do you celebrate such an event?
The changing face of physicians: The growth of osteopathic medicine
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