“Secret shopper” study finds stigma is highest against those who say their last doctor stopped prescribing opioids to them.
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Many health systems are using patient portals for vaccine scheduling, but many older adults may need help setting accounts up, especially those with lower incomes and education levels
Examination of specific cause of death in critically ill coronavirus patients shows importance of evidence-based care – and the risks if hospitals are too overwhelmed to follow them.
Most opted for video, but the future of virtual mental health visits is less certain due to reimbursement.
Minority experience worsening of symptoms over time, especially younger people.
Practical tips for COVID-19 hospital and post-hospital care available for anyone to use, and for any hospital or health system to adapt and publish.