Our Patients Are More Than Their Metrics
(MedPage Today) -- If you are part of a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) then you know there are a lot of boxes to click, metrics to measure, and bundles to burden your practice. This is data driven healthcare, which evolved from a holistic... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 14, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

'The Great Resignation' Is a Great Time to Renegotiate
(MedPage Today) -- "The Great Resignation" is producing tremendous challenges for physicians. In particular, many "senior" physicians (some as young as 50 years old) are simply throwing in the towel and resigning rather than continue with the brutal... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 14, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

One in Four Medicare Patients Harmed in Hospitals, Nearly Half Preventable
(MedPage Today) -- Medicare patients continue to experience harm during hospital stays, even after a decade of intensive efforts to decrease provider-caused adverse events, according to a report from the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG).... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 13, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Nurse Vaught Sentenced for Deadly Medical Error
(MedPage Today) -- RaDonda Vaught, the Tennessee nurse convicted after a medical error led to a patient's death, was sentenced to 3 years of supervised probation, evading a possible prison sentence of up to 8 years. Today's sentencing caps a years... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 13, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

What Paxlovid Rebound Could Mean for Patients
(MedPage Today) -- In this video, Michael Mina, MD, PhD, formerly an epidemiologist at Harvard and now chief science officer of eMed, discusses the cause of viral rebound with ritonavir/nirmatrelvir (Paxlovid), what it could mean for the evolution... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 13, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Nurse Shortage Looms; Louisiana Abortion Bill Yanked; STI-Preventing Underwear OK'd
(MedPage Today) -- Note that some links may require registration or subscription. Raising the cap for the first time in nearly 50 years, California lawmakers upped the amount people can win in medical malpractice lawsuits. (CBS News) Up to 450... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 13, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Biden Administration Announces Steps to Increase Infant Formula Supply
(MedPage Today) -- WASHINGTON -- The Biden administration announced several actions Thursday aimed at relieving a nationwide shortage of infant formula. "President Biden has directed his administration to work urgently to ensure that during... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 13, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Overdose Deaths Hit Record High; Abortion Bill Fails; Baby Formula Comeback
(MedPage Today) -- Note that some links may require registration or subscription. CDC reported record-breaking drug overdose deaths in 2021. (NBC News) Senate Democrats failed to advance a bill to protect abortion rights in the face of the leaked... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 12, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

More Than Half of States Will Ban Abortion if Roe Is Overturned, Expert Says
(MedPage Today) -- Abortion will become illegal in slightly more than half of states if the Supreme Court's leaked draft decision to overturn Roe v. Wade becomes final, while many of the remaining states are working to ensure that abortion continues... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 12, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Residents, Fellows at USC Keck School of Medicine Latest to Vote to Unionize
(MedPage Today) -- Residents and fellow physicians at the University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles have voted to unionize with the Committee of Interns and Residents/Service Employees International Union (CIR/SEIU... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 12, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CDC: Mesothelioma Deaths Up Among Women
(MedPage Today) -- While use of asbestos has gone down in the U.S., deaths from mesothelioma still increased 25% among women over the last two decades, researchers found. From 1999 to 2020, mesothelioma deaths among women rose significantly from... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 12, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

55% of Hospitalized COVID Patients Still Had Symptoms at 2 Years
(MedPage Today) -- More than half of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 in Wuhan, China, during the initial outbreak reported at least one symptom a couple of years later, researchers found. The proportion of COVID-19 survivors with at least one... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 12, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

More Support Needed to Shore Up Nurse Pipeline, Experts Say
(MedPage Today) -- While interest in nursing as a career hasn't diminished, faculty shortages and other institutional factors have prevented some from entering the field, experts explained during an online panel discussion on Tuesday, which was... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 11, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Moderna's COVID Vaccine Holds Up for Kids 6-11 Years
(MedPage Today) -- Moderna's COVID vaccine (Spikevax) was safe, effective, and produced an immune response in children ages 6-11, an interim analysis of a phase II/III trial found. Two 50 μg doses of vaccine -- half the dose of Moderna... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 11, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

How a COVID Misdiagnosis Revealed Deadly Aromatherapy Outbreak
(MedPage Today) -- The boy's parents weren't convinced that their 5-year-old had died of COVID-19, so they insisted on an autopsy. The hospital where he died declined to do one, as did the local medical examiner. His case ended up in the hands... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 11, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news