Staffing – The Hidden Problem That May Be Impacting Your Medical Care

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Staffing – The Hidden Problem That May Be Impacting Your Medical Care

When you or a loved one faces hospitalization, you rightfully expect the hospital to be adequately staffed. However, in Pennsylvania, as in much of the country, hospitals are experiencing a shortage of medical staff – particularly, nurses. Recently, the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) warned of significant challenges facing Pennsylvania hospitals, notably staffing.

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Prenatal Care and Maternal Health

“Prenatal care” is often associated with the medical care needed to promote the health of the unborn baby. Prenatal care often includes the pregnant person taking needed dietary supplements, attending regular doctor visits, and undergoing ultrasounds and other routine testing and evaluations to ensure the baby is developing and growing appropriately. What is equally as

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Do Hospitals Put Profits Over Patient Care?

As an institution, the public rightfully expects a hospital to require its medical staff to provide good care to achieve the best possible outcome for its patients. The public also expects that when good care is not provided resulting in a bad patient outcome, the hospital takes accountability and takes appropriate action to minimize the

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When It’s Not Just About Opioid Use

Blanket Diagnoses Of Drug-Seeking Individuals In Hospitals Opioid abuse is a real problem. A national survey by SAMHSA revealed that 10.1 million people aged 12 and over misused opioids in 2019. Of those, 9.7 million individuals misused prescription pain relievers. In 2020, 16,416 individuals died from an overdose of prescription opioids. Many of these individuals

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