Almost one in five health care workers have quit their jobs since the start of the pandemic, and among those who stayed, 31% have considered leaving, according to a recent poll from Morning Consult. See why health care workers are leaving their jobs on our interactive charts. According to Advisory Board expert Katherine Virkstis, the same challenges have been around long before Covid-19 and will not end with the pandemic—but there are key ways to help.
UCHealth in Colorado said patients not vaccinated against Covid-19 will be denied organ transplants in "almost all situations," citing research showing unvaccinated transplant patients are at high risk of death from Covid-19. Although the move has attracted controversy, UCHealth portrayed it as akin to longstanding requirements for transplant patients to get other vaccinations, stop smoking, avoid alcohol, and take important medications.
More fully vaccinated people are getting their booster shots of Covid-19 vaccines than unvaccinated people getting their first shots, according to recent CDC data. But health officials say they remain focused on persuading unvaccinated people to get vaccinated.
Vaccination significantly reduced the number of infections, hospitalizations, and deaths among Medicare beneficiaries; Covid-19 survivors may be at higher risk of kidney disease; and more in this week's roundup of Covid-19 news.
Writing for the New York Times, Daniela Lamas, a pulmonary and critical care physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital, discusses how she told one patient the truth—that he was dying—and why she wishes she hadn't.
University of Virginia Health System announced plans to spend $30 million on wage increases to retain and reward staff, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from New York, Virginia, and Washington.