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Jan 19, 2023
In an online survey last November of 1,200 U.S. adults previously vaccinated against COVID-19, 62% had not yet received a bivalent booster dose, most often because they did not know they were eligible or the booster was available, or believed they were immune against infection.
Jan 19, 2023
AHA today released its latest triennial report on governance structures and practices at U.S. hospitals and health systems, based on data from 933 hospital and health system CEOs surveyed between November 2021 and March 2022.
Jan 18, 2023
Emergency departments in the highest quartile of pediatric readiness based on National Pediatric Readiness Project standards have lower death rates for children with serious injury or illness than EDs in the lowest quartile, according to a federal study reported in JAMA Network Open.
Jan 18, 2023
The CDC released a dashboard tracking hospitalization rates for laboratory-confirmed COVID-19, flu and Respiratory Syncytial Virus by age group, sex, race/ethnicity, state and season based on data from select counties in 13 states, which the agency will update weekly.
Jan 17, 2023
Over 700,000 physicians, hospitals and other health care providers will collaborate to coordinate care for 13.2 million Medicare patients through three accountable care models in 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced today.
Jan 17, 2023
To help guide physician and patient conversations as part of the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Choosing Wisely campaign, the Society of General Internal Medicine today released an updated list of commonly ordered tests and procedures that are not always necessary in general internal medicine based on the latest evidence. The five recommendations address topics ranging from home glucose testing to annual general health checks, preoperative testing, cancer screening and peripherally inserted central catheters.
Jan 17, 2023
Nonprofit hospitals and emergency departments, including free standing EDs and Rural Emergency Hospitals, can apply through March 6 for up to $500,000 per year for up to three years to develop and implement alternatives to opioids for pain management in hospitals and ED settings, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration announced recently. The agency expects to award up to 14 grants under the program.
Jan 13, 2023
The uninsured rate for Americans under age 65 fell from 11.1% in 2019 to 10.5% in 2021, according to a report released today by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Jan 13, 2023
In a guest blog for the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, Lisa Mallory, CEO of the National Association of Health Services Executives, reflects on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the shared task to seek and implement solutions to what Dr. King called “the most shocking and inhumane” injustice: inequality in health care.
Jan 13, 2023
The final episode in a four-part series on Caring for Family Caregivers, this podcast features two experts from Ventura County, Calif., who discuss how hospital and community partnerships can innovate to provide family caregivers with greater support as the U.S. population of older adults continues to grow.