In nursing homes and to some degree in hospitals, employees are refusing shots, expressing fears of side effects
Bias extends beyond skin color to the assumptions physicians might make about patients.
Earlier this month, shortly after Pfizer announced that its vaccine was 90% effective in preventing COVID-19 in a clinical trial, New Jersey physician Linda Girgis tweeted to her patients: “As a family doctor, I’m seeing whole families infected with #COVID19. Please #WearAMask and keep #SocialDistance. A vaccine is coming soon.” But despite her hopeful message,…
Authors say findings point to importance of having a diverse physician workforce.
Clinically integrated networks can negotiate better payment rates with third-party payers and help practices control costs.
Model shows adding two new or three return patient visits per day profitable for all specialties.
Black and Hispanic patients were more likely to have COVID-19 but less likely to have an increase in telehealth visits.
When talking about work issues, Dr Bernstein recommends trying not to focus too much on how awful things are because it can be disheartening.
Practices need to know all of the components of their health information systems to determine potential vulnerabilities.
Prevalence of care avoidance higher for caregivers, those with underlying conditions, disabilities.