To ensure integrity statewide in data reporting related to COVID-19 and influenza, NYSDOH has announced an emergency regulation to increase testing in all patients with known exposure or symptoms. The mandate includes postmortem testing in specific scenarios within 48 hours of death.
Mayo Clinic researchers say the correlation between the decline in online searches for heart attack symptoms and fewer emergency department visits for acute heart problems raises concern that some patients may be avoiding care due to COVID-19.
The newest issue of The Scope: Medical Edition includes considerations for telehealth and cybersecurity, a case study on delayed treatment due to the late discovery of a patient’s family history and more.
To boost childhood vaccinations rates, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that pharmacists are now permitted to administer vaccines to children ages 3 and older.