Hospital operating margins have declined for 10 months straight this year, decreasing by 2% from September to October, and hospitals are expected to end the year "in the red," according to Kaufman Hall's latest National Hospital Flash Report. See hospitals' monthly margins on our interactive chart.
As the physician workforce ages, there are growing concerns about potential physical and mental decline among older doctors. Writing in the New York Times, Sandeep Jauhar, a cardiologist in New York, explains why he thinks age-based competency tests may be necessary to ensure older doctors are not significantly impaired and protect patients from potential harm.
With burnout among health care workers reaching "crisis levels," many employers are offering bonuses to attract and retain talent—but experts warn that employers should focus on creating a culture where workers feel valued and supported instead of relying on unsustainable monetary rewards, Katie Adams writes for MedCity News.
FDA has paused emergency use authorization for Eli Lilly's monoclonal antibody treatment, bebtelovimab, the Biden administration is considering ending the monkeypox public health emergency, and more in this week's roundup of monkeypox and Covid-19 news.