May 13, 2019
Employer-sponsored private health plans in 2017 paid more than double the amount Medicare paid for identical health care services, according to a report from RAND released Thursday.
Sarah Kliff has been reporting on health care for years, but over the past year, she has interacted with the health care system more than she ever has before—and it left here with three "important" lessons.
Hospital staff must do a bit of sleuthing when unidentified patients arrive at the emergency department, all while providing care without the patients' medical histories.
Hospitals in the United States and abroad in recent years have been grappling with a little-known drug-resistant fungus called Candida auris—and some experts say its silent spread raises questions about CDC's hospital reporting policies for such outbreaks.
Nearly 30% of nurses develop post-traumatic stress disorder during their careers, contributing to high rates of turnover in the profession.
May 10, 2019
President Trump on Thursday called on Congress to propose and approve legislation to address so-called "surprise" medical bills and vowed to allow states to import lower-cost prescription drugs from other countries.
When staff at Littleton Adventist Hospital in Colorado treated victims of a mass shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch on Tuesday, for some, the situation was one they had confronted not just in training but in real life—two other times.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) this week unveiled a $100 billion proposal to combat the U.S. opioid epidemic that would emphasize employment and evidenced-based treatment for those struggling with substance use disorders, as well as provider training on treatment methods.
American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.
May 9, 2019
Employed physicians outnumbered self-employed physicians in the United States for the first time in 2018, according to an updated American Medical Association study released Monday.
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