Tag: COVID-19

Nursing workforce expected to fully rebound from pandemic low

Editor's Note Although RN employment dropped significantly during the past few years, updated workforce forecasts with numbers similar to those projected prior to the pandemic indicate that the decline was likely temporary. Jama Health Forum published the data February 16. For the study, researchers pulled data on registered nurses aged…

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By: Brita Belli
February 20, 2024
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Study: Cognitive impairment prevalent in patients suffering from long COVID

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Editor's Note A study published by JAMA Network on February 14 reveals cognitive symptoms to be common among individuals suffering from post-COVID-19 condition, also known as long COVID. Conducted by Abhishek Jaywant, PhD, and colleagues from Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City, the research focused on the prevalence of…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
February 16, 2024
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Study: COVID-19 could elevate risk of surgical mortality, complications

Editor's Note Due to its impact on a variety of organ systems, COVID-19 could elevate perioperative risks even among patients with mild symptoms, according to a study published in the February 2024 issue of Anesthesiology. Focused on patients presenting for elective inpatient surgery between April 2020 and April 2021, the…

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By: Matt Danford
February 16, 2024
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Expected CDC COVID-19 isolation guidance revisions exclude those with mild symptoms, no fever

Editor's Note This spring, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is expected to announce that individuals who test positive for COVID-19 no longer need to isolate if they’ve been fever-free for 24 hours and symptoms are mild or improving. Current guidelines, in place since 2021, recommend isolating for…

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By: Matt Danford
February 14, 2024
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Session: What to expect from healthcare policy, regulation in 2024

Editor's Note Since the pandemic, the view of the healthcare industry in congress has essentially gone from “hero to zero” – a shift with potentially big implications for the healthcare business leaders gathered at yesterday’s closing session from Soumi Saha, PharmD, JD, senior vice president of government affairs at Premier…

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By: Matt Danford
February 8, 2024
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Study: trusted sources, empathetic messaging combat health misinformation

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Editor's Note In an era of social media channels, video sharing, and other new communication methods, traditional verbal or written communication between clinician and patient is inadequate for combating health misinformation, according to the Penn Medical Communication Research Institute. Published December 7 in Jama Network, the researchers’ findings emphasize the…

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By: Brita Belli
February 1, 2024
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Lessons of Pennsylvania’s $8.1 billion COVID loss apply nationwide

Editor's Note:  Pennsylvania hospitals and health systems lost a total of $8.1 billion to COVID-19 between January 2020 and December 2022, HealthLeaders reported on January 18. In addition to illuminating the new data from The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council and The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania, the…

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By: Matt Danford
January 25, 2024
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Pediatric cholecystectomy case volume increased during COVID-19 pandemic

Editor's Note:  Cholecystectomy case volume significantly increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to study results published in ScienceDirect December 30. While cholecystectomy is infrequently performed in children, the pandemic drove lifestyle changes, delays in healthcare access, and increases in childhood obesity. Further studies are needed to determine whether these braoder…

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By: Matt Danford
January 12, 2024
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New COVID-19 surge led by JN.1 variant raises alarm amid 'tripledemic,' recent CDC data

Editor's Note Many people have reportedly been experiencing cold-like symptoms this winter, which have often been attributed to “some bug”; however, there’s a strong chance these symptoms were due to a new surge of COVID-19, Wired January 10 reports. There’s a new, large global surge in daily COVID-19 infections currently…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
January 11, 2024
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COVID-19 hospitalization costs outpaced medical inflation

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Editor's Note The cost of COVID-19 hospital admissions increased at more than 5 times the rate of overall medical inflation as fewer patients died from the virus. The new study findings appeared in JAMA Network Open on January 3. The 26-percent increase in average costs to provide inpatient care occurred…

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By: Brita Belli
January 9, 2024
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