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 ...

Cardiology

Could your race determine your wait for a donor heart?

The wait for a heart transplant varies widely based on factors such as availability of donor hearts and blood type, but little is known about differences in wait times based on race and ethnicity.

Surgery

One-third of Canadian patients get hip fx repair within 24 hours

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News)— Only one-third of Canadian patients received hip fracture repair surgery within the desired 24 hours, according to a Canadian study published in the June 11 issue of CMAJ, the journal ...

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