Nurses, in the wake of two recent stabbings at Los Angeles hospitals that left one nurse critically injured, urge hospitals and legislators to put stronger safety measures in place to protect healthcare workers from violent attacks, according to the Sacramento Business Journal.
While a growing number of health providers are turning to data analytics to help improve care and lower costs at their facilities, the use of analytics in healthcare remains relatively immature, according to a recent survey from HIMSS Analytics.
Florida's House of Representatives passed a measure that would allow doctors to increase the number of physician assistants they supervise from four to eight, despite concerns from some lawmakers that it would result in less physician oversight and supervision, according to the Newsobserver. com
Female doctors make about half as much as their male counterparts in the Medicare system, according to a study by the finance site NerdWallet.
The rise in spending on physician services in recent years has had a positive ripple effect on the U.S. economy, according to a new report from the American Medical Association. "Every dollar applied to physician services supports an additional $1.62 in other business activity," the report noted.
Violence against workers continues to plague U.S. hospitals, with two separate stabbings injuring two nurses in Los Angeles, one of them critically.
When a few doctors at the University of Utah Health Care read bad online reviews about themselves, they took matters into their own hands and started posting patients' reviews of facility doctors on their own hospital's website, Kaiser Health News reported.
One year after the tragic and deadly bombing, Boston hospitals are prepping for the Boston Marathon, including staffing extra workers, implementing new notification and chain of command procedures, and sending medical worker volunteers to the race itself, WBUR, Boston's NPR news station, repor ted.
Although nurses are known for their work as caregivers, educators and hospital unit administrators, the role they play in research is often not recognized, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
More than 100,000 medical professionals, including doctors, nurses, medical technicians and aides, either abuse prescription drugs or are addicted to them, according to USA Today.