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Patient satisfaction differs between inpatient, outpatient settings, Leapfrog finds

Dive Brief: A new survey by The Leapfrog Group of patients at hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers suggests that while they are satisfied on several levels, safety issues remain a significant concern, especially when children are being treated. Leapfrog’s Patient Experience Report — which analyzes responses to three different Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and… Read More »

“Blood test finds 50 types of cancer” – we’ve been down this path before

Shoddy, incomplete, fawning news coverage of screening tests is one of the most clearly established problems in health news coverage – something HealthNewsReview.org has revealed countless times over the past 15 years. A public relations news release 22 days ago – from “a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early” – touted study… Read More »

CDC study finds coronavirus rarely kills children, but minorities at higher risk

Children from ethnic and racial minorities, those with underlying health conditions and those between the ages of 18 and 20 are more likely to die, a CDC-led research team wrote in a study published Tuesday in the agency’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The report also showed just how unusual it is for children and… Read More »

U.S. the biggest source of COVID-19 brought into Canada, study finds

Breadcrumb Trail Links World Toronto Reopening Canada PostPandemic News National More Reopening Canada Health and Wellness Health Canadian Politics Canada More than half the imported variants of the pathogen that led to outbreaks in Canada likely came from the United States, scientists say Author of the article: Tom Blackwell Publishing date: Apr 21, 2021  • … Read More »

COVID-19 ratcheting up demand for virtual behavioral healthcare, Cigna finds

(Photo by Aekkarak Thongjiew/EyeEm/Getty Images) The COVID-19 pandemic is increasing the demand for telehealth, driving consumers to increasingly seek virtual care options, and this is extending to behavioral health services, according to a new report from health insurer Cigna. Part of the uptick in demand for virtual behavioral health is attributable to a general rise… Read More »

Hospital margins hit hard by pandemic, but CARES Act provided huge relief, Moody’s finds

Dive Brief: A new report from Moody’s Investors Service concluded that non-profit and public hospital margins have declined but liquidity has improved during the COVID-19 pandemic, primarily due to advanced Medicare payments under the relief provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. However, overall cash flow slumped. The acuity of inpatients also… Read More »