Staff shortages are hitting providers across the country, especially in New York, where hospitals and nursing homes fear losing staff to the state's vaccine mandate for health care workers. But many hospital CEOs stand by vaccine mandates, saying it's their ethical duty to protect their patients and workers—and some leaders suggest concerns of losing staff due to the policies may be exaggerated.
Many states have started administering booster shots of Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine following FDA and CDC recommendations last week—but many health officials say eligibility confusion and the exclusion of other vaccine recipients has complicated the initial booster shot rollout.
A new Kaiser Family Foundation poll reveals the factors that persuaded recently vaccinated Americans to get their shots—and shows a sharp split in how vaccinated and unvaccinated Americans perceive the potential need for booster shots.
At least one laboratory is charging up to $380 for a rapid Covid-19 test—a price that insurers characterize as "price-gouging," and the laboratories say are appropriate and supported by public policy. The discrepancy exposes a potential CARES Act loophole, Sarah Kliff reports in New York Times' "The Upshot."
Mental health counselors appeared to have a more positive reaction to statements using the phrase "person with schizophrenia" instead of "schizophrenic," according to a new study—findings that add to limited scientific research supporting "person-first language," Maddie Bender reports for STAT News.
The Association of American Medical Colleges established a Center for Health Justice as part of its strategy to improve health equity across the country, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia and Maryland.
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