Medical economics

Study highlights dire need for improved access to emergency care

Health economists wondered if states that expanded Medicaid coverage to more low-income Americans in 2014 under a new provision in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would lead to increased wait times in emergency departments.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New study shows critical coronavirus test delays across the US

More than 63 percent of U.S. residents are waiting longer than one to two days to get their coronavirus test results—delays that undermine the contact tracing that could identify individuals who are contagious but show ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How can hospitals make the most of time and drugs to battle COVID-19?

The number of cases of COVID-19 in the United States is expected to reach far beyond the nation's hospital capacity. To cope with the anticipated surge of patients, healthcare workers will need to adopt new strategies to ...

Health

Wait times have improved in VA health care system

(HealthDay)—From 2014 to 2017, there were improvements in wait times in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system, resulting in reduced wait times versus the private sector (PS) in 2017, according to a ...

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