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July 2024
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Physician survey illuminates negative impact of prior authorization

Editor's Note The American Medical Association (AMA) annual, nationwide prior authorization survey reveals that over 90% of physicians believe prior authorization negatively impacts patient clinical outcomes. “More telling,” AMA reported July 17, is the fact that 78% of physicians report that this process “sometimes or often” leads to patients abandoning…

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By: Matt Danford
July 24, 2024
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HCA reports strong Q2 performance, sees decline in labor costs

Editor's Note HCA Healthcare reported nearly $1.5 billion in net income for the second quarter (Q2), exceeding expectations, Modern Healthcare July 23 reports. The Nashville-based system attributed part of this success to a significant reduction in contract labor costs, which dropped by more than 25% compared to Q2 2023. This…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
July 24, 2024
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Survey: Nurse retention problems persist amid slight improvements in working conditions

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Editor's Note Although fewer Michigan nurses planned to leave the profession in 2023 compared to 2022, the profession still faces unsafe conditions, understaffing, and high rates of abuse, according to a two-year, statewide survey published July 18 in JAMA Network Open. Conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan School…

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By: Matt Danford
July 23, 2024
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High RN, higher travel RN pay reflect post-pandemic demand

Editor's Note Heightened demand has made nursing lucrative relative to other professions, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a May 9 report from healthcare job marketplace Vivian Health. Based on the firm’s proprietary salary data as well as information from the Bureau of labor Statistics, Vivian estimates registered nurses…

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By: Matt Danford
July 19, 2024
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Study: Societal gender pay gap reflected in nursing

Editor's Note Male nurses earn approximately $6,000 more annually than female nurses, despite representing only about 10% of registered nurses, according to Nurse.com’s 2024 Nurse Salary and Work-Life Report. Becker’s Clinical Leadership covered the news July 11. According to the article, the pay disparity reflects broader societal gender pay gaps.…

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By: Matt Danford
July 19, 2024
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Joint Commission safety center offers resources for violence prevention, well-being

Editor's Note The Joint Commission’s new Workforce Safety and Well-Being Resource Center is designed to support healthcare organizations in addressing challenges with workplace violence, burnout, and exposure to hazards. Workplace violence is a growing issue in healthcare, negatively affecting morale, staff turnover, productivity, and patient care, according to the July…

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By: Matt Danford
July 18, 2024
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OR Manager Conference offers perioperative research presentation opportunities

Editor's Note The 2024 OR Manager Conference Poster Gallery provides a forum for presenting completed research, in progress initiatives with preliminary results, or a new approach to a concept to solve a problem related to perioperative leadership. We strive to promote communication and collaborative research among nurses, provide a setting…

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By: Lindsay Botts
July 12, 2024
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Healthcare employment up in June

Healthcare employment in the US rose by 49,000 from June to July, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, released on July 5. That is compared to an overall monthly gain of 206,000 in June. In June, healthcare employment also trended up in: ambulatory healthcare services…

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By: Matt Danford
July 8, 2024
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Breaking down the anesthesia workforce imbalance, strategies to address crisis

Editor's Note Increased demand for anesthesia services, especially in non-operating room (non-OR) sites, has outpaced the growth of anesthesia clinicians, a June 2024 special article published by the journal Anesthesiology reports. The imbalance in the anesthesia workforce supply and demand, the article argues, was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
June 26, 2024
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New COVID variants drive nationwide rise in cases; illnesses expected to be milder

Editor's Note COVID infections are rising nationally, with cases increasing in 39 states and none showing a decline, NBC news reported June 24. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tracks Covid transmission through emergency department visits, which, along with deaths and hospitalizations, have recently increased, NBC reports. California…

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By: Matt Danford
June 26, 2024
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