Alongside its release on Monday of its annual "Best Hospitals" rankings, U.S. News also unveiled new "health equity measures" for more than 1,400 hospitals nationwide. Here's what factored into each hospital's measures—and how a potential new "health equity index" could affect future U.S. News hospital ratings.
Pfizer on Wednesday released data showing its vaccine's effectiveness against symptomatic Covid-19 dips from about 96% to 84% after six months, although no drop-off was seen in protection against severe infections. Here are details on the study—and what experts say it means about the likelihood that Americans will soon need a vaccine "booster" shot.
In interviews at vaccination clinics across eight states, the New York Times asked what motivated the individuals who are only now getting vaccinated against Covid-19—many of whom were "reluctant," "anxious," or simply "procrastinating" on getting the shot—to finally take that step.
Even as the delta variant drives a new wave of Covid-19 cases, domestic producers of N95s and other PPE are struggling to remain in business—raising concerns about the country's ability to secure a reliable supply chain of PPE for the next crisis, Shira Stein writes for Bloomberg Businessweek.
As Teresa Ciappa neared her death in an ICU last year, her family was barred from visiting due to restrictions meant to contain Covid-19. Her daughter now wonders whether in-person visits might have improved Ciappa's care, or even saved her life, Marion Renault writes for STAT News. Here's what a growing body of research on the topic suggests.
Now, as many people eye a return to the workplace after working remotely for the past year and a half, leaders are faced with the choice of either operating like they did pre-Covid, or implementing a hybrid workplace model. Radio Advisory's Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Miriam Sznycer-Taub and Alex Polyak to discuss how leaders can make a hybrid workplace function effectively.
The American Medical Association in a letter to CDC said the current opioid prescription guidelines limit patients' access to pain management options, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Illinois, Louisiana, and Massachusetts.