A new grant program in Texas will provide hospitals and other health care facilities with at least $600,000 over two years to implement training programs to curb verbal and physical violence against nurses, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, North Carolina, and Texas.
A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that many women with an early-stage diagnosis of the most common type of breast cancer can safely forgo chemotherapy—a finding that the lead researcher says "can spare tens of thousands of women per year the need for chemotherapy."
Medical students are increasingly learning 'culinary medicine,' which teaches cooking skills and practical nutrition information—and Advisory Board's Rebecca Tyrrell notes it's part of a bigger trend of providers tackling food insecurity, using strategies from produce discounts to 'food pharmacies.'
Facing financial strain, some community hospitals in Massachusetts are calling for state lawmakers to institute a "minimum wage" for insurer reimbursements to narrow the payment gap between community hospitals and their larger counterparts, Priyanka Dayal McCluskey reports for the Boston Globe.
CMS says 91% of clinicians eligible to participate in MACRA's Merit-based Incentive Payment System submitted data in the program's first reporting year—surpassing the agency's goal of 90% participation.
Although public health interventions dramatically improved U.S. life expectancy throughout the 20th century, the country now spends far less on public health efforts than it does on health care services—something that perhaps should change, Aaron Carroll and Austin Frakt write for the New York Times' "The Upshot."