The groups said health care organizations and providers should use the new measures to ensure they adhere to diagnosis and treatment guidelines for patients with high blood pressure, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Maine, and Texas.
The Trump administration has declared a public health emergency in the United States over the new coronavirus and has implemented quarantines and other restrictions to curb the virus' spread—as some experts raise concerns that the virus could become a pandemic.
In the United States, commercially insured patients are struggling to find in-network mental health providers, forcing many to seek out-of-network care at rates above those for other conditions—despite the federal mental health parity law, according to a report published recently by Milliman.
When Wendy Dean's husband's health rapidly deteriorated, his physicians were bound by such tight scheduling and non-clinical roadblocks that they struggled to provide him with thorough care, Dean, a psychiatrist, writes for WBUR. Dean says the scenario highlights health care's "moral injury" problem—a phenomenon she believes is often conflated with burnout.