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How Rich Hospitals Profit From Patients in Car Crashes

How Rich Hospitals Profit From Patients in Car Crashes

How Rich Hospitals Profit From Patients in Car Crashes How Rich Hospitals Profit From Patients in Car Crashes As part of its check-in process, a Catholic hospital in Oklahoma offers some accident victims a waiver to sign stating they do not want their health plan billed for care. One patient received the waiver shortly after a car accident in which …

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U.K. Hospitals Struggle to Cope With a New Coronavirus Variant

U.K. Hospitals Struggle to Cope With a New Coronavirus Variant

U.K. Hospitals Struggle to Cope With a New Coronavirus Variant U.K. Hospitals Struggle to Cope With a New Coronavirus Variant LONDON — As a new and more contagious variant of the coronavirus pounds Britain’s overstretched National Health Service, health care workers say the government’s failure to anticipate a wintertime crush of infections has left them resorting to ever more desperate …

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Hospitals Are Still Facing Shortages of Masks and Other Protective Gear

Hospitals Are Still Facing Shortages of Masks and Other Protective Gear

Hospitals Are Still Facing Shortages of Masks and Other Protective Gear Hospitals Are Still Facing Shortages of Masks and Other Protective Gear The incoming administration, he said, is exploring ways to take over the distribution of testing supplies and medical gear. They are also seeking to create financial incentives and “buy American” policies to boost the handful of domestic companies …

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Hospitals Discover a Surprise in Their Pfizer Vaccine Deliveries: Extra Doses

Hospitals Discover a Surprise in Their Pfizer Vaccine Deliveries: Extra Doses

Hospitals Discover a Surprise in Their Pfizer Vaccine Deliveries: Extra Doses Hospitals Discover a Surprise in Their Pfizer Vaccine Deliveries: Extra Doses As boxes of Pfizer vaccines began arriving around the country this week, hospital pharmacists made a surprising discovery: Some of the glass vials that are supposed to hold five doses contained enough for a sixth — or even …

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Pressure on California hospitals is still mounting fast, Newsom says.

Pressure on California hospitals is still mounting fast, Newsom says.

Pressure on California hospitals is still mounting fast, Newsom says. Pressure on California hospitals is still mounting fast, Newsom says. Hospitals across California have continued to fill rapidly to dangerous levels as state and local officials try to dampen the explosive spread of the coronavirus in the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom said on Monday. More than 10,000 Covid-19 patients are …

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Children’s hospitals are pitching in to help with the flood of adult Covid-19 patients.

Children’s hospitals are pitching in to help with the flood of adult Covid-19 patients.

Children’s hospitals are pitching in to help with the flood of adult Covid-19 patients. Children’s hospitals are pitching in to help with the flood of adult Covid-19 patients. With a rising tide of Covid-19 patients threatening to overwhelm hospitals, public health officials across the United States are reaching for a safety valve that the Northeast used in the spring: borrowing …

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How US Hospitals Are Stretched Way Too Thin Due to Covid-19

How US Hospitals Are Stretched Way Too Thin Due to Covid-19

How US Hospitals Are Stretched Way Too Thin Due to Covid-19 How US Hospitals Are Stretched Way Too Thin Due to Covid-19 In excruciating pain with lesions on her face and scalp, Tracey Fine lay for 13 hours on a gurney in an emergency room hallway. All around her, Covid-19 patients filled the beds of the hospital in Madison, Wis. …

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Hospitals, Health Care Workers Issue a Call to Arms for Wearing Masks

A Call to Arms: Wear a Mask

Hospitals, Health Care Workers Issue a Call to Arms for Wearing Masks Hospitals, Health Care Workers Issue a Call to Arms for Wearing Masks “Our shields are worn. Our resolve is being tested.” So say the most immediate, frontline health care workers in a new ad campaign as the coronavirus pandemic rages across the United States, breaking records nearly every …

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Many Hospitals Charge More Than Twice What Medicare Pays for the Same Care

Many Hospitals Charge More Than Twice What Medicare Pays for the Same Care

Many Hospitals Charge More Than Twice What Medicare Pays for the Same Care Many Hospitals Charge More Than Twice What Medicare Pays for the Same Care The pandemic could make things worse as big hospitals scoop up struggling physician practices or their smaller competitors. In West Virginia, Mountain Health Network is made up of the 2018 merger of two hospitals, …

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India’s Hospitals, North Korea, Uighurs: Your Tuesday Briefing

India’s Hospitals, North Korea, Uighurs: Your Tuesday Briefing

India’s Hospitals, North Korea, Uighurs: Your Tuesday Briefing India’s Hospitals, North Korea, Uighurs: Your Tuesday Briefing (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering India’s hospitals in crisis, a warning from North Korea and what makes Thailand a source for juicy, prickly, delicious fruit. A pregnant woman’s crisis in India: 8 hospitals in 15 …

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