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In our fragmented health care system, access to information may be the biggest risk

Jul 20, 2023
In "Fragmented," Dr. Ilana Yurkiewicz writes about health care providers' struggles to access medical information and how it impacts patients.
"Our electronic medical records are extremely disorganized," said Dr. Ilana Yurkiewicz, who discusses the time doctors waste searching for patient information in her book "Fragmented."
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Some nurses are pushing for mandatory patient ratios. Do they work?

Apr 24, 2019
Nurses across the country say they're caring for too many patients at a time.
Nurses across the country say they're caring for too many patients at a time.
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Patients in a mental health crisis often end up in ERs, which are ill-equipped to help

May 15, 2018
Emergency rooms are often the first places people end up during a mental health crisis. But many ERs aren’t really equipped to help. After they check in, patients can end up staying in emergency rooms for days just waiting for in-patient psychiatric treatment elsewhere. As emergency rooms see a growing number of behavioral health patients, […]