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Multisite QI Collaborative Increases Appropriate Pediatric Antibiotic Use

Increase seen in median adherence to empirical, definitive, and duration of antibiotic therapy during intervention period

Pandemic Reignited Debate Regarding Physician’s Obligation to Treat

Unreasonable risks to self/family, labor rights/workers' protection were reasons for refusal to treat during COVID-19

Most Moms-to-Be Interested in RSV Vaccination During Pregnancy

More than half are very likely to get vaccinated; vaccination rates higher for those who perceive RSV as serious

Biden Administration Sets Nursing Home Staffing Minimums

By Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 23, 2024 (HealthDay News) -- The first-ever minimum staffing rule has been set for nursing homes, the Biden...

Burnout, Poor Staffing Substantially Contribute to Nurses Leaving Health Care

Authors say leading reasons nurses leave health care signal opportunities for employers to reattract an existing nurse workforce

Mistreatment by Health Professionals Common During Childbirth

Most common type of mistreatment is ignoring the patient, refusing request for help, or failing to respond in a timely manner

CDC: Number of Reported U.S. Measles Cases Increased in First Quarter of 2024

338 measles cases confirmed during Jan. 1, 2020, to March 28, 2024; 29 percent of these cases were reported in first quarter of 2024

Many Older Americans Get Care Outside of Doctor’s Office, Poll Finds

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2024 (HealthDay News) -- Most seniors have embraced “doc-in-a-box” strip mall clinics and urgent care centers as...

Birth Rate in United States Remained Unchanged From 2021 to 2022

Birth rate decreased for females ages 15 to 19 and 20 to 24 years, increased for women ages 25 to 29, 35 to 44 years

Guidance Lacking for Inpatient Management of Asymptomatic HTN

Inconsistent recommendations found for managing hypertensive urgencies, but outpatient BP goals were clearly defined