Even as hospitals across the country struggle with staffing shortages, many nurses are prevented from entering the workforce due to licensing delays—which can sometimes stretch for months, Austin Fast writes for NPR. And while licensing processes may be out of providers' control, Advisory Board's nursing experts offer multiple resources to help alleviate the staffing shortage.
At least 40% of rural U.S. hospitals are at risk of shutting down in the near future, according to a new study from the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform—a situation that could leave millions in smaller, less affluent communities with no access to nearby emergency and critical care facilities. Advisory Board's Kate Nathan and Abigail Burns dissect why federal actions alone can't solve the problem, and how some rural providers are taking matters into their own hands.
The influenza vaccine for this year was around 16% effective, according to a recent report from CDC, a rate the agency said was "not statistically significant." Here's where the flu season stands now, in two charts.
Amid the early days of Covid-19 restrictions, many people developed unhealthy habits to cope with the effects of the pandemic. Writing for NPR's "Shots," Allison Aubrey offers four tips that experts said can help "reset pandemic habits" and "change for the better."
The spread of the omicron subvariant BA.2 in the United States may be slowing down, a study finds older Covid-19 survivors experience cognitive impairment even a year later, and more in this week's roundup of Covid-19 news.
United Airlines will let unvaccinated employees with religious or medical Covid-19 vaccine exemptions return to their former roles on March 28, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Illinois, New York, and Virginia.