Healthcare News & Insights

God vs. Medicine: How patient beliefs affect treatment

Knowing how a patient votes and where — or if — they go to church could give you as much diagnostic information as their age, gender and prior medical history, recent research shows.

Hospital fires 9 who refuse H1N1 shot for religious reasons

Few hospitals have gone as far as The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in requiring staffers to get the H1N1 flu vaccine.

Confirmed: Flu moving faster than vaccine, but patients are still calling…

Whatever the feds’ projections indicate, local health authorities are saying loud and clear: H1N1 vaccine supplies are being distributed too slowly to stay ahead of the flu.

Half of staffers will refuse H1N1 vaccine

New surveys indicate that up to half of health care workers plan to refuse the H1N1 flu vaccine — a step that could have huge repercussions for your own facility and the general public.

Half of your staffers will refuse the H1N1 flu vaccine — how to handle it

New surveys indicate that up to half of health care workers plan to refuse the H1N1 flu vaccine — a step that could have huge repercussions for your own facility and the general public.

‘I heard the flu has a 90% death rate!’ Easing patient panic

Health care organizations are walking a fine line between dampening media-induced panic and making sure patients understand the real risks of the H1N1 flu.

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