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Perspectives: Government Can’t Wait Any Longer To Get Supplies For Hospitals; Who Needs Most Help From Stimulus Packages?

Editorial pages focus on these health care topics and others. Boston Globe: Trump Must Act Now To Boost Production Of Medical Supplies Pulling the levers allowed by the Defense Production Act wouldn’t be a magical instant solution to the supply shortage that this administration allowed to fester for months after the coronavirus first popped up.… Read More »

‘I’m kind of scared’: Surgery for cancer patients and others cancelled as hospitals brace for possible COVID-19 wave

Janice Ense never actually got to talk to her doctor, or anyone else for that matter. While she was out on Monday, an assistant left Ense a voicemail message announcing that the unfolding COVID-19 crisis had forced the postponement of her kidney cancer surgery. The operation was supposed to take place next Thursday at Toronto’s… Read More »

China to encourage hospitals to use medicine from centralized procurement – Xinhua | English.news.cn – Xinhua

Video PlayerClose BEIJING, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) — China’s National Healthcare Security Administration has asked public hospitals and medical staff across the country to use more medicine from centralized procurement while guaranteeing both quality and quantity. According to the circular released by the administration Thursday, the move will benefit more people with the achievements made in… Read More »

When physicians integrate with hospitals, costs go up, Rice study says

When physicians integrate with hospitals, the cost of healthcare rises even though there’s no evidence patients get better treatment, according to a new paper by experts at Rice University and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. As hospitals gain more control over physicians, they may incentivize delivery of more services but not necessarily higher… Read More »