On June 13, 2019, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation repealing a Public Health Law provision which allowed exemptions from school vaccination requirements based upon a parent’s or guardian’s religious beliefs.
Researchers recently measured physician knowledge about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and found that doctors lack specific understanding of the issues and barriers patients encounter. Because of these knowledge gaps, physicians may fail to comply with the ADA and contribute to persisting inequities in care.
After testing a new tool that assesses depressive symptom severity, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have concluded that it may accurately predict suicide risk.
From 2014 to 2017, reductions of hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) helped to prevent roughly 20,500 hospital deaths and saved the healthcare industry $7.7 billion in costs.