Medical economics

Staffing shortages have US nursing homes in crisis

There's a shortage of nursing home beds for the elderly in America due to a severe staffing crisis that has caused long-term care facilities to cut back on new admissions, new research shows.

Addiction

Oklahoma reaches opioid settlement with 3 drug companies

Oklahoma officials have reached an opioid settlement with three drug companies that would bring more than $250 million to finance efforts to battle opioid addiction, state Attorney General John O'Connor has announced.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mental health services underused in aged care

Fewer than 3% of people with mental health conditions living in Australian residential aged care facilities accessed government-subsidized mental health services, a new analysis from Flinders University and the South Australian ...

Medical economics

Opinion: Physician payments should work toward health equity

The current physician payment system does not adequately address the socioeconomic factors that impact patients' health outcomes, says the American College of Physicians (ACP) in a new position paper published today in the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

The history of physician burnout

According to a 2022 Medscape poll, burnout rates among physicians are steadily increasing. The publication defines burnout as a "long-term, unresolvable job-related stress that leads to exhaustion, cynicism and feelings of ...

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