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Daily Rounds: Depression Guidelines; Paying Docs; Hospital Art; Baker Channels His Feminine Side

Medical News: Debate Over, New Depression Guideline Out – in Psychiatry, Depression from MedPage Today “The American Psychiatric Association hadn't updated guidelines for treatment of major depression since 2000, and now, after five years on the drawing board, the APA finally unveiled new guidelines that are so purposefully vague as to raise questions about their usefulness.” (medpagetoday.com)

Doctor and Patient – Paying Doctors for Patient Performance – NYTimes.com “Researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and Harvard Medical School have found that whom doctors care for can have as much of an influence on pay-for-performance rankings as what those doctors do.” (The New York Times)

Rx Art For Hospitals: Just What The Curator Ordered | WBUR & NPR “In Boston, artist John Monti has covered the walls of a children's hospital with flower-like 3-D patterns. In Oak Lawn, Ill., pop artist Jeff Koons has put monkey faces on a CT scanner.
And in New York, artist Jason Middlebrook has painted a glorious abundance of flowers and seeds in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Mount Sinai Hospital.” (WBUR | 90.9 FM)

Baker takes time out to show a softer side – The Boston Globe Baker is seeking to improve his likability rating among women. “I’m not a complicated guy,’’ Baker, clutching a microphone with his shirtsleeves rolled up, told the audience at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in Boston. “I go to my kid’s football games. I go to my daughter’s shows. And I just sit there and cry when she sings.’’ (Boston Globe)