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.
Huge vacancies in VA medical centers means that veterans are not getting the health care they need.
“Everyone goes along with the idea that we’re all in the same boat together. But, really, it’s like we’re all on the Titanic and it’s sinking.”
Health care workers of color were more likely to care for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, more likely to report using inadequate protective gear,
The CDC recently said lower-grade surgical masks are “an acceptable alternative” to N95 masks, but critics say their use is almost certainly fueling illness among front-line health workers.
“Lost on the Frontline”, a Guardian and Kaiser Health News collaboration, aims to document the lives of health care workers in the U.S. who die from COVID-19.
Health workers say they’re exhausted and burning out from the stress of treating a stream of critically ill patients in an overstretched health care system.
The complaints from Washington also show the increasing sense of fear, frustration and powerlessness many nurses and other medical workers feel as COVID-19 pummels the health care system.
Anticipating a shortage of medical personnel to treat the influx of sick patients, officials put out a call for retired doctors, nurses and other medical professionals to work.
At some hospitals, staff said they are being told that, contrary to standard protocol of disposal after a single use, they should clean and reuse masks,
Pharmaceutical companies have paid doctors billions of dollars for consulting, promotional talks, meals and more. Doctors who received payments linked to specific drugs prescribed more of those drugs.
The number of women applying and entering U.S. Medical schools is increasing while the number of men applying and entering medical schools is declining..
In a recent study, women doctors were more likely to be introduced by their first names rather than by their titles.
Professional societies are reluctant to make recommendations against low-value treatments that make money for their members.
Compared with male physicians, women spend more time with their patients, are more likely to adhere to guidelines and are more careful in their prescribing.