News from state legislatures comes out of Connecticut, Washington, Arizona, Maryland, California and Florida.
The legislation comes as Montana faces an expiration date on the the state’s Medicaid expansion, which was approved in 2015. “It was in our best interest to continue the program to help as many folks as we can, especially with drug addictions [and] mental illness. Those are big things that plague Montana, and they’re very…
CMS will allow insurers to implement the restrictions when there’s a generic drug available to the patient. CMS argues that the rule would encourage patients to use generic drugs and lower drug spending.
There are already laws protecting babies who are born alive, whether it is as a result of a botched abortion or not, said North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper. Meanwhile, a look at the rare occurrence where infants actually are born following an abortion attempt.
“People these days are constantly rearranging their facial appearance in ways that prevent engaging in facial mimicry, having no idea how much we use our faces to coordinate and manage social interactions,” said Paula Niedenthal, a professor of psychology. In other public health news: medicine’s racist past, a polio-like illness, and groundbreaking heart surgery.
Abstract A fundamental activity in hospital operations is patient assignment, which we define as the process of assigning hospital patients to specific physician services and clinical units based on their diagnosis. When the preferred assignment is not possible, typically due to capacity limits, hospitals often allow for overflow, which is the assignment of patients to…
Abstract In this paper, we examine efficiency and total factor productivity for hospitals operating in China between the years of 2009–2016. Given reforms in China focusing on the hospital sector, it has been demonstrated that efficiency and productivity are important in meeting the overall objective of meeting more accessibility to hospital care for the population….
Health officials identified three children who were exposed to the severe respiratory virus but were not yet vaccinated – in violation of the mandatory immunization order in four Brooklyn Zip codes.
It will employ a comprehensive strategy in each community that encourages the involvement of doctors, treatment providers, law enforcement, courts, churches and even housing providers — an approach that has worked in a few places.
The Silicon Valley food-drink of choice is now a ‘complete nutrition platform.’ The beverage plot thickens.