THE OUTLOOK FOR HEALTH CARE IN 2023:

What you need to know about the forces reshaping our industry.

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September 12, 2022

Weekly review: Updated boosters are here. When should you get one?

Daily Briefing

    Why so many hospitals are cutting back on services, a surprising way to make a pill work faster, and more.

    Why so many hospitals are cutting back on services (Tuesday, September 6)

    Many hospitals throughout the country are cutting back on services due to staff shortages, leading them to become "much more deliberate and nuanced about providing the right level of care in the right location," Ginger Christ reports for Modern Healthcare's "Transformation Hub."

    Updated boosters are here. When should you get one? (Wednesday, September 7)

    As doses of the updated Covid-19 booster shots become available, health experts are encouraging eligible individuals to get boosted ahead of potential surges this fall and winter—but many have differing opinions on when people should get the reformulated dose.

    A surprising way to make a pill work faster, according to one study (Thursday, September 8)

    Body posture can have an "immense effect" on how quickly medicine is digested and begins working, and changing positions can help those who are "bedridden, elderly" take their medications more easily, according to a new study published in Physics of Fluids.

    Why life expectancy in the US is dropping (Friday, September 9)

    Between 2019 and 2021, life expectancy among all Americans experienced the steepest decline since the early 1920s, according to new findings from CDC and a preprint study. See the "historic" changes in life expectancy in our interactive charts.

     

     

     

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