U.S. News & World Reports' "Best Hospitals" rankings are touted as the "global authority in hospital rankings," but their methodology leaves out some key factors, Judith Garber and Shannon Brownlee write for Health Affairs Blog.
FDA on Thursday notified 74 manufacturers of immediate-release opioids that they will be required to make training available to health care professionals—including nurses and pharmacists—involved in pain management.
Diana Lee, a vice president at Moody's Investor Services, says, "While about half of hospitals in the nation are 340B providers, those that have limited financial flexibility would be most exposed to possible changes to the 340B program."
To address social determinants of health, Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation developed an innovative information exchange program that connects case workers and providers in the Dallas community area—with impressive results, Jessica Kim Cohen reports for Becker's Hospital Review.
The American College of Physicians says mass shootings are a "serious public health issue," adding, "We must acknowledge that lack of a U.S. policy to address gun violence is the reason we have much higher rates of injuries and deaths from firearms violence than other countries."