Illegal drug use and prescription drug abuse are severe threats to public health that need a strategic and coordinated national response, and it could get worse due to the coronavirus outbreak, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said.
Advocate Aurora Health saw a moderate uptick in inpatient and outpatient volumes in the fourth quarter of 2019. Despite a decline on the operating front, 15-hospital Novant Health's investments performed well in 2019, leading to a spike in excess revenue over expenses.
As Illinois hospitals work to ensure they have enough staff to safely care for patients, the academic medical center is putting asymptomatic personnel back to work and instituting a universal masking policy.
On a call with the investment bank Jefferies, hospital CFOs in New York City and New Jersey described their concerns about maintaining adequate staff amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the effect on their bottom lines.
Some political leaders are hailing a potential breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19: simple pin-prick blood tests or nasal swabs that can determine within minutes if someone has, or previously had, the virus. But scientists are wary.
New tools that move patient billing online are not only giving patients at Great River Health System more options for paying medical bills, but also getting financial services staff hours back each month.
A major concern about the impact of COVID-19 on providers is intensive-care unit capacity, which varies widely depending on location and the type of hospital. Here’s a look at ICU and specialty ICU beds overall by state and type.
About 1 in 54 U.S. children were identified as having autism in 2016, according to the new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That's up from 1 in 59 children in 2014, and from 1 in 68 in both 2010 and 2012.