Some European countries have suspended use of a Covid-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford due to a small number of reports of blood clots—but a WHO spokesperson said "there is no evidence that the incidents are caused by the vaccine" and urged that vaccinations continue.
CMS' ubiquitous star rating system for nursing homes provides "a badly distorted picture of the quality of care at the nation's nursing homes," according to a New York Times investigation. Advisory Board's Monica Westhead discusses how to use reliable data and metrics to build trust between partners, and assess providers' true quality of care.
Writing for The Atlantic, Katherine Wu profiles 12 people who have received the Covid-19 vaccine but opted to keep their newly vaccinated status a secret—revealing "a harrowing form of eligibility warfare" that could contribute to people's reluctance to get vaccinated at all.
Radio Advisory host Rachel Woods talks with Advisory Board's Ben Umansky and Natalie Trebes about where the health care industry stands on the path to value-based care, how the Covid-19 epidemic is affecting the industry's movement down that path, and the questions providers should be asking themselves about risk.
CDC on Friday released updated guidelines for operating child care programs during America's coronavirus epidemic that underscore the importance of air ventilation, physical distancing, and mask wearing among people ages two and older, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, Georgia, and Maryland.