The nursing shortage has become one of the most pressing challenges in health care today. Just how serious has it gotten, and how should health care leaders think about it moving forward? Advisory Board's chief nursing officer, Carol Boston-Fleischhauer, and managing director, Monica Westhead, dissect the staffing crisis, uncovering stories from executive conversations, bold takes, and revealing reflections.
The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Robert Califf as FDA commissioner in a 50-46 vote, with four Democrats and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) voting against and six Republicans voting in favor, marking the closest vote for FDA commissioner in the agency's 115-year history.
As CMS' vaccine mandate takes effect in 24 states, more unvaccinated health care workers are seeking religious exemptions—causing some health systems to weigh whether to exacerbate a staff shortage or approve exemption requests, Heather Hollingsworth reports for the Associated Press.
Historically, the number of physicians in the United States has been deliberately limited in an attempt to avoid massive physician surpluses—but now, there is a growing shortage of doctors, which negatively affects the country's health care system and people's health, Derek Thompson writes for The Atlantic.
New York City fired 1,430 municipal workers after they failed to comply with a Covid-19 vaccine mandate that required them to get fully vaccinated and submit proof of their shots, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia, New York, and Washington.
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