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FDA authorizes bivalent COVID-19 vaccines as boosters for younger groups

Editor's Note On October 12, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) of the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines, Bivalent, to authorize their use as a single booster dose in younger groups, Health Purchasing News October 12 reports. The Moderna vaccine is now authorized for…

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By: Bridget Brown
October 12, 2022
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Report: More than half of administrative healthcare spending in the US is wasteful

Editor’s Note A report published in Health Affairs on October 6 claimed that up to 30% of healthcare spending is used for administrative purposes, and more than half of that is not significantly contributing to health outcomes, Becker’s Hospital Review October 10 reports. In 2019, Health Affairs launched the Council…

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By: Bridget Brown
October 11, 2022
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Healthcare employment up in September

Editor's Note Overall healthcare employment in the US was up in September to a seasonally adjusted 16,515,600 workers, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on October 7. That’s up 60,100 since August. Hospital employment also was up by 27,500 jobs. The overall unemployment rate for September was 3.5%, for a…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 10, 2022
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Disposition, outcomes of patients after day-of-surgery case cancellation

Editor's Note In this study from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, researchers find that nearly a fifth of cases canceled on the day of surgery are never rescheduled, and, if they are rescheduled, the delay can be substantial. During the 2-year study period, 4,472 cases were canceled on the day…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 6, 2022
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Changes in industry marketing, research payments to physicians, teaching hospitals during COVID-19

Editor's Note In this study from Harvard Medical School, Boston, researchers find that the COVID-19 pandemic was associated with shifts in the focus of industry payments for research to physicians and teaching hospitals and an immediate and sustained decline in payments for marketing. During the study period (2018 to 2021), 705,490…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 5, 2022
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AHRQ: Differences in hospital stays with OR procedures by race, ethnicity

Editor's Note The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released new statistics on inpatient stays with OR procedures by patient race and ethnicity from the 2019 National Inpatient Sample. Among the findings: Nonmaternal (ie, men and women of any age) hospitalizations with OR procedures in Black and White…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 5, 2022
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Study: Routine use of anesthesia personnel in cataract surgery questioned

Editor's Note This study led by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, finds that it may be reasonable to consider performing cataract surgery without routine anesthesia support. Medicare claims for 36,652 patients who had cataract surgery were analyzed. Among the findings: 89.8% had an anesthesia provider, compared to…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 4, 2022
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House passes mental health parity bill to boost worker protection, impose fines

Editor's Note On Thursday, September 29, the House of Representatives voted 220-205 to pass legislation to impose new fines on insures that do not follow federal mental health pay parity requirements, in order to "hold employer-based health plans more accountable for improper denials of mental health and substance use benefits,"…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
September 30, 2022
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Many hospitals are at risk of flooding from hurricanes, study finds

Editor's Note Hundreds of hospitals are at risk of flooding from Hurricane Ian according to a Harvard study, Becker's Hospital Review September 29 reports. As the Category 2 hurricane makes its way through Florida, at least 50 percent of hospitals in 25 metropolitan areas along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts…

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By: Lauren McCaffrey
September 29, 2022
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Comparison of US hospital charity care before, after COVID-19

Editor's Note This study from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, and Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, finds that between December 2019 and December 2021, nearly one-third of large, tax exempt hospitals improved their charity care policies. Across the 2-year period, 127 of 151 (84.15) hospitals updated their policies, and 77 (51.0%)…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 29, 2022
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