A survey from CHG Healthcare found that almost half of physicians changed jobs during the pandemic in search of work-life balance, suggesting that many physicians are no longer "willing to work 100-hour weeks and have no life outside their jobs."
Disposable isolation gowns are widely used at many hospitals, but some studies suggest that these gowns may not be effective at protecting workers from bodily fluids and other liquids, significantly increasing the potential risk of infection, Brett Kelman reports for Kaiser Health News.
Since the Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade and 1992 Planned Parenthood v. Casey decisions, many advocates have raised concerns about vulnerabilities in reproductive health data, particularly those stored online—leading HHS to release new guidance on the HIPAA Privacy Rule for providers.
FDA on Wednesday issued a revision to its emergency use authorization for Paxlovid that will allow pharmacists to prescribe the drug under certain conditions, a move meant to address what was a point of contention in the Biden administration's "Test to Treat" initiative.
Writing for the Harvard Business Review, Alyson Meister, Bonnie Hayden Cheng, Nele Dael, and Franciska Krings, discuss the "recovery paradox," a situation where people are least able to address burnout when their bodies and minds need it most, and offer five research-based strategies for recovering from stress at work.
To help ease the burden on strained health care systems, CMS in April proposed suspending certain quality and safety initiatives and associated penalties for fiscal year 2023—a move that has garnered both support and backlash from industry experts, Mari Devereaux reports for Modern Healthcare.