Tag Archives: Care

COVID-19 survey shows 85% of primary care practices lack personal protection equipment and tests

A new survey has found that 46% of primary care physician practices have no capacity for COVID-19 testing and 51% lack adequate personal protective equipment. More than half, 52% of practices, report COVID-19 is having severe and near severe impact on their practice. Fifty-eight percent have cancelled well and chronic care visits to accommodate need… Read More »

COVID-19 is exposing our broken health care system. Young physicians will help.

News trends come, and news trends go. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is a news topic that, for the time being, is here to stay. This pandemic has already revealed deeper issues within the culture of medicine here in the United States and focused young physicians on what really matters. As this pandemic progresses, a… Read More »

Exclusive: Brain scans used to read minds of intensive care patients

By Clare Wilson People in intensive care can be unable to say what treatment they wantMartin Barraud/Getty When a person sustains a severe brain injury that leaves them unable to communicate, their families and doctors often have to make life-or-death decisions about their care for them. Now brain scanners are being tested in intensive care… Read More »

Baker’s detailed perscription for health care – The Boston Globe

The omnibus legislation filed by Governor Charlie Baker, a former health care CEO, aims to use government’s regulatory hammer to get health care facilities to increase their spending on primary care and behavioral health care by 30 percent over the next three years. Currently, such expenditures account for less than 15 percent of total health… Read More »

Pop medicine: How media shapes perceptions of health care – American Medical Association

Whether or not patients’ perceptions of health care should be shaped by portrayals in entertainment, there’s no escaping the fact that this fictional content is indeed impactful. In the first of two “AMA Moving Medicine” podcast episodes about pop culture’s impact on the way patients view and understand health care, the AMA Medical Student Section’s… Read More »