A study backing a bill that would greatly increase nurse staffing in Illinois hospitals by mandating certain nurse-to-patient ratios has drawn heat from the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA).
More than 90% of healthcare consumers were surprised by a medical bill in 2018, while nearly three-quarters were confused by a bill’s content and more than half could not pay a bill in full if it totaled more than $1,000.
Both low- and high-income women experience significant delays in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment when they’re switched from affordable to high-deductible health plans (HDHPs), according to a study published in Health Affairs.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is considering labeling fentanyl—a popular painkiller and powerful opioid—as a weapon of mass destruction (WMD), according to an internal memo obtained by military news outlet Task & Purpose.
The American College of Physicians (ACP) published a position paper April 16 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, voicing their discontent with recent federal actions to weaken the Affordable Care Act and offering seven recommendations on how to improve it.
An increasing share of hospital services have been performed in an outpatient setting in the past decade, according to a recent analysis from the Health Care Cost Institute—a trend that’s costing patients more every year.