Tag Archives: hospitals

Very poor knowledge of HIV among staff at major London hospitals

Knowledge of HIV transmission, ‘Undetectable = Untransmittable’ (U=U) and infection control is limited among nurses and other staff working on general hospital wards, Moses Shongwe of Barts Health NHS Trust told the virtual British HIV Association (BHIVA) conference yesterday. HIV-related stigma, particularly in healthcare settings, is a significant barrier to people accessing care, he said.… Read More »

HHS distributes $500 million to tribal hospitals, clinics, and urban health centers

On Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced it would distribute $ 500 million to the Indian Health Service and tribal hospitals, clinics, and urban health centers in response to COVID-19. At least 233 facilities across the Indian health system serve as the only healthcare provider for both Indian Health Service beneficiaries and… Read More »

Furor Erupts: Billions Going To Hospitals Based On Medicare Billings, Not COVID-19

Probably few hospital systems need the emergency federal grants announced this week to handle the coronavirus crisis as badly as Florida’s Jackson Health does. Miami, its base of operations, is the worst COVID-19 hot spot in one of the most severely hit states. Even in normal years, the system sometimes barely makes money. At least… Read More »

Viewpoints: U.S. Hospitals’ Sloppy Infection Control Practices Leave Country Vulnerable To Outbreaks; Why Aren’t Doctors Telling Patients To Quit Smoking?

Opinion writers tackle these and other health issues. The Wall Street Journal: U.S. Hospitals Aren’t Ready For The Coronavirus No one knows whether the coronavirus will substantially threaten the U.S., where it has already been detected, but one thing is certain: American hospitals aren’t ready for the deadly virus or a future global contagion. Travelers… Read More »