Many U.S. hospitals and clinics are behind when it comes to sharing information.
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With outdated delivery systems at many hospitals and clinics, mistakes can lead to costly duplication of services and poor patient outcomes. But there are ways to fix the current system.
The pandemic’s supply crunch led to more reuse and decontamination techniques that can save money and reduce waste.
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Hospitals have a lot of room to reduce, reuse and recycle supplies – as many were forced to discover during the pandemic.
The National Guard joined forces with FEMA to launch a mass vaccination site in Los Angeles.
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Developing a national disaster response plan for the pandemic was only step one.
President Biden’s proposed changes in health care include more than revamping our COVID-19 response.
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The president is calling for sweeping changes in health care policy. Tens of millions of Americans could be affected.
Senator Bernie Sanders, a strong advocate for the establishment of a public health insurance system in the United States.
From Vice-President Kamala Harris to Senator Bernie Sanders, voices were raised during the campaign for a more accessible US health care system. What can we expect from the Biden administration?
Joe Biden's middling economic policies are a chance to cut through the bitter polarisation of US politics.
By mid-January, only about a quarter of the COVID-19 vaccines distributed for U.S. nursing homes through the federal program had reached people’s arms.
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West Virginia's success holds some important lessons for other states and the rest of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
New strategies are needed to help people of color battle the COVID-19 virus.
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In the U.S., people of color are more likely to die of COVID-19 than whites. The new administration can change this.
The pandemic is stressing the nursing profession, which was already facing a labor shortage.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a spotlight on another US medical emergency: a serious shortage of nurses.
The US health system costs roughly twice as much as the Australian system per person. Despite this, the US has lower life expectancy than Australia.
A COVID-19 test in Utah. The country’s pandemic response has been politicized, making comprehensive changes to public health more difficult.
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Health policy and politics scholars expect political fallout from the federal response to the pandemic will play out for years, with trust in government taking a big hit.
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The US president has relentlessly attacked the ACA since taking office. While more costly than hoped, the law has cut the number of Americans without insurance in half, more than meeting its goals.
The Supreme Court will face another challenge to the Affordable Care Act that is more likely to succeed with the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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The Supreme Court will again consider the fate of the Affordable Care Act next month. But Trump's record and a reading of his health executive order make it unlikely that he can offer a meaningful alternative to the ACA.
Mortality rates for COVID-19 are two to three times higher for African Americans than whites.
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COVID-19 has again demonstrated the health inequities that exist between African Americans and whites.
Because of coronavirus, you can expect changes when visiting the doctor.
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Many people delayed routine doctor visits during social distancing. Now that distancing guidelines have eased, people still are concerned about going to the doctor. Here, two doctors offer guidance.
Prescription drugs in the U.S. are so costly, some people skip their medications.
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Studies repeatedly have shown that health care in general and the high cost of drugs in particular are among the top concerns of US voters. But with coronavirus, the issue may fade from prominence.
Throughout the U.S., hospitals are short on supplies. At UNLV Medicine (University of Nevada at Las Vegas), the staff is running out of COVID-19 test kits.
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Without massive change, the US health care system will continue to be disorganized and inefficient.
A lot can change in a few months.
With almost 30,000 Americans having succumbed to coronavirus, twice as many voters now want Medicare for All than are against it.
In the U.S. health care industry, price and cost are often conflated.
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It's not the price of health care that should concern us. It's the cost. There's a distinction, and it matters. Here's why.
Rather than cooking up a storm, the Culinary’s role in the Democratic primary could be a recipe for success.
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An ugly spat involving some supporters of Bernie Sanders harkens back to old tropes about the labor movement. But the Culinary is showing itself to be a model for unions in the 'right-to-work' era.