The University of South Florida has launched a new, two-year pre-nursing curriculum in hopes of alleviating the area's nursing shortage, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Florida, and Indiana.
Food insecurity drives more than $77 billion in estimated health care expenditures every year—and meal assistance programs can help address the problem, improving health outcomes and saving money, according to a study published in Health Affairs, Aaron Carroll writes for JAMA Forum.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma says states that have not expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act will "need to come up with a plan to" hedge off potential coverage losses that could stem from implementing Medicaid work requirements.
WalletHub's new analysis, which assesses states on 21 weighted metrics including educational opportunities, salary, and job openings, shows Maine is the best state for nurses—but experts were sharply divided on overall prospects for the nursing field.
The study finds providing a palliative care consultation within three days of hospital admission saved hospitals an average of $3,237 per patient when compared with patients who did not receive such consultations.
Tom Price, an orthopedic surgeon and former HHS Secretary under President Trump, says comments he made earlier this week that seemingly criticized Republican's elimination of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate penalty were taken out of context.
In less than a year, Vanderbilt University Medical Center's trauma team has treated patients from three mass shootings. Two of Vanderbilt's trauma surgeons in an interview with the New York Times reflected on their personal experiences—and their hospital's approach—to treating shooting victims.