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Hospitals with high rates of COVID patients who didn’t have the diagnosis when they were admitted have rarely been held accountable.
In the U.S., liver transplants due to alcoholic hepatitis tripled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Other findings show a similar trend.
Pediatric hospitals are creating clinics to provide a one-stop shop for care and to catch any anomalies that could otherwise go unnoticed.
It can take a few weeks before declines in hospitalizations and deaths follow a drop in new COVID-19 cases.
The need for high concentrations of oxygen has stressed the infrastructure for delivering the gas to hospitals and their patients.
At least 2,900 health workers have died since the pandemic began. Many were minorities with the highest levels of patient contact.
“Mister Rogers-type nice isn’t working in many parts of the country...It’s time for some sharp, focused, terrifying realism.”
The impact of Kurt Papenfus’, MD, absence stretches across Colorado’s Eastern Plains.
Black patients are more likely to require hospitalization, while Asian patients are at greater risk of dying in the hospital.
There is concern that the influx of hospital patients could overwhelm local resources.
How much individuals earn in certain areas can affect whether they get access to a hospital bed for critical care for the coronavirus.
However, people with cirrhosis alone were as likely to die as those with both cirrhosis and COVID-19.
Alabama state pandemic guidance advises denying ventilators for use by people with metastatic cancer, AIDS and end-stage liver disease.
The situation has sparked debate in the healthcare community about what standards medical facilities should use before quarantining workers.
Immediate risk of transmission to the American public is still low, according to experts.
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