serving as a medical intern and resident at Massachusetts General Hospital, he spent two years doing research at the National Institutes of Health and three years at Dartmouth Medical School where he began his studies of medical decision making. Dr. Sox then spent 15 years at the Stanford University School of Medicine as chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and as a director of ambulatory care at the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Medical Center. In 1988, he returned to Dartmouth Medical School to chair the Department of Medicine as the Joseph M. Huber Professor of Medicine until 2001, when he became editor of the Annals of Internal Medicine. Dr. Sox has served as chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee, the Institute of Medicine Committee to Study HIV Transmission Through Blood Products, and the Institute of Medicine Committee on Health Effects of Exposures in the Persian Gulf War. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. A general internist, Dr. Sox has served as president of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Sox has also served on the editorial boards of several journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Sox was the principal author of Medical Decision Making (1988), the editor of Common Diagnostic Tests (1987), and the editor or author of eight other books. In his research and writing, Dr. Sox has explored issues such as technology assessment, medical decision making, disease prevention and health promotion, cost-effectiveness analysis, physicians’ and patients’ risk preferences, and medical education.


Allen Daniels, LISW, Ed.D., is professor of clinical psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He also is the chief executive officer of University Managed Care, which has two operational units: Alliance Behavioral Care, a regional managed behavioral health care organization, and UC HealthPartners, a medical disease management company. All of these organizations are affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Daniels is active on a number of boards and professional organizations. In 2002 he chaired the American College of Mental Health Administration’s Annual Summit on Translating the Institute of Medicine’s report Crossing the Quality Chasm for behavioral health care. He has participated in two Institute of Medicine committees, the committee on Crossing the Quality Chasm: Priority Areas for Health Care Improvement and the Committee on Crossing the Quality Chasm: Adaptation to Mental Health and Addictive Disorders. Dr. Daniels has published extensively in the areas of managed care and group practice operations, quality improvement and clinical outcomes, and academic health care. He has lectured and consulted both nationally and internationally on these subjects. He is a graduate of the



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