The US is currently short on 182 drugs and medical supplies. The problem isn't new, but it's frustrating health care workers.
Digital records are all well and good, but they still don't match the versatility of paper.
To improve wait times for surgery, Canada needs to fix its health-care system. Developing a national seniors' strategy would be a good place to start.
In a complex environment with massive numbers of internet-connected devices, the key barrier to better cybersecurity isn't funding: It's ensuring staff at all levels take action against the threat.
These professional entertainers are trained and paid to go round hospitals cheer up children with music and laughter.
As tens of thousands of injured soldiers filled the UK's overwhelmed hospitals, the scale of World War I became all too apparent.
Litigation may sound like an obvious route for someone who experiences a medical injury. But it's a lengthy and stressful process, and rarely provides relief to patients and their families.
Public hospitals in Australia are owned and operated by state (and territory) governments. So why does the Commonwealth government attract blame for lack of hospital funding?
We are paying more for our health insurance because we are using it more. No crude, short-term measures to restrict premium growth will deal with this fact.
One in four patients who stays overnight in hospital endures a complication.
Half of all patients diagnosed with cancer in the UK still die of the disease.
New medical staff start in January and may not be as skilled or adept as their predecessors, meaning more things go wrong.
Antimicrobial stewardship is proving effective, but we're not fully across what is happening.
The reality of how the so-called penalties will work won’t match the rhetoric.
We have lots of data about hospital safety, but it's not used to make us safer or more comfortable when we're admitted.
It's hard but feasible to make a difference, as long as you work with the locals and don't become a 'disaster tourist.'
Shortages negatively affecting ability to care for patients
From broken limbs to blood tests, hospital visits can cause unnecessary pain for children. An emergency care pediatrician offers seven easy strategies for parents to lessen this pain.
A recent study found that 30 per cent of Canadian health care is unnecessary. Here are five recommendations to avoid pointless health care -- for doctors and patients.
Evacuations and disruptions to health care during and after disasters like Hurricane Harvey are serious threats for older adults, who may need support well after relief operations end.