Medical mistakes are one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., and patients can experience harm when they are seeking care at hospitals. Knowing how patients are being harmed is crucial for healthcare providers to improve quality of care and outcomes.
Customs and Border Protection will not administer flu vaccines to migrants held in border detention facilities, CBS News reported. The decision comes just weeks before the flu season in the U.S. is expected to hit.
Drugmakers, wanting to develop new products informed by disease insights, are snapping up genetic profiles of hospital patients and spending hundreds of millions of dollars to get the data. But the practice is throwing into question who should control this “valuable genetic data."
Out-of-network billing in emergency departments has risen over the last few years, often leaving patients with surprise expenses even when they have insurance coverage and receive care from an in-network hospital.
HHS has awarded $400 million through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to fund community health centers, rural organizations and academic institutions to develop and expand services to combat the opioid abuse crisis.