Their mission is to close the gap between the vaccination rates of the nation’s most vulnerable people and the rest of the population.
Covid-19 let virtual medicine out of the bottle. Now it’s time to tame it.
Just a quarter of home health care workers were vaccinated by early March, compared to about two-thirds of hospital workers and half of nursing home workers
Nurses and support staff members died in far higher numbers than physicians.
This decrease could lead to fewer doctors in less populated areas of the country
Health care workers across the country say they feel underappreciated by their employers and disillusioned with the medical profession.
Enrollment in baccalaureate nursing programs increased nearly 6%.
In Los Angeles County and around the country, doctors have had to decide who gets a lifesaving COVID-19 treatment and who doesn’t.
The typical workaround for staffing shortages — hiring clinicians from out of town — isn’t the solution anymore
A survey by the Physicians Foundation estimated that 8% of all physician practices nationally — around 16,000 — have closed under the stress of the pandemic.
In many communities, the goodwill seen early in the pandemic has given way to COVID fatigue and anger, making it hard to implement public health measures
Huge vacancies in VA medical centers means that veterans are not getting the health care they need.
Along with new treatments, physicians have learnt simple techniques, such as putting a patient in a prone position to distribute oxygen more evenly in the lungs.
At the very beginning of the pandemic, the use of telehealth went from 13,000 to 1.7 million visits per week among Medicare recipients.
Dozens of nursing homes and hospitals ignored official guidelines to separate COVID patients, as a result staff became infected and some died.