Ray DeMonia earlier this month died of a cardiac event after 43 hospitals across three states lacked the capacity to accept him. Here's how hospitals across the country are trying to navigate overwhelming demand for hospital beds amid the latest Covid-19 surge—including new plans to delay elective surgeries.
A group of 18 vaccine experts published a review in The Lancet on Monday arguing that available doses of coronavirus vaccines should be used to reach currently unvaccinated individuals, rather than for booster shots. But emerging data from Israel suggests that booster shots may effectively reduce hospitalizations in older patients.
Patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer after Covid-19 lockdowns may experience worse outcomes than those diagnosed before, according to a new study in JAMA Network Open—making it the first to assess the clinical effects of delayed diagnosis and treatment due to the pandemic for a specific cancer. Advisory Board’s Emily Heuser and Deirdre Saulet provide three steps to combat the wave of "missed" cancers.
Many health systems are battling an exodus of nurses as Covid-19 cases surge—and they're turning to eye-popping signing bonuses to try to meet their staffing needs. But according to Advisory Board's Carol Boston-Fleischhauer, these "unsustainable" solutions are entirely the wrong approach.