Medical economics

Study explores how private equity acquisitions impact hospitals

Private equity investment in hospitals has grown substantially in the 21st century, and it accelerated in the years leading up the COVID-19 pandemic. Now a new study of short-term acute care hospitals acquired by private ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Saudi Arabia to lift travel curbs on 'immunised' citizens

Saudi Arabia will permit citizens immunised against COVID-19 to travel abroad from May 17, the interior ministry said Sunday, more than a year after Saudis were barred from external trips.

Medical economics

EHR usability issues linked to nurse burnout and patient outcomes

Nurses and other clinicians rely heavily upon the electronic health record (EHR) to provide patient care. This includes clinical decision-making, care planning, patient surveillance, medication ordering and administration, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Japan rolls out vaccine slowly, despite looming Olympics

Three months before it hosts the Olympics—the biggest international event since the pandemic began—Japan has fully vaccinated less than one percent of its population in a cautious, slow-moving programme.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Care home study highlights COVID's mental toll

Being unable to see and touch loved ones during the pandemic has triggered a range of negative emotions among study participants, researchers say.

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