Physician Assistants Resource Center

Joint Commission, ICN Taking Steps Against Violence in Health Care

Organizations moving to de-escalate and prevent action against workers Recent events have prompted at least two organizations to make recommendations or statements regarding violence against healthcare workers.  The Joint Commission went first earlier this year, citing several sets of statistics.  “The need for using…

Fibromyalgia affects an estimated 10 million Americans

DOWNLOAD NOW Affecting approximately 10 million Americans, as well as about 3-6% of the world population According to the National Fibromyalgia Association, fibromyalgia affects approximately 10 million Americans, as well as about 3-6% of the world population. It disproportionately affects women – 75-90% of…

Medicare Trustees: Trust Fund Will Begin to Deplete by 2026

What measures and means will be taken in the meantime? To the average person, Medicare is simply health insurance for people of retirement age. And while that description is incomplete, it isn’t wrong either. But where the understanding of the program begins to erode…

Study: Medicare-covered Stroke Patients are Receiving Inconsistent Levels of Therapy

Findings surprising in light of the importance of rehab for stroke patients Medicare-covered stroke patients receive vastly different amounts of physical and occupational therapy during hospital stays despite evidence that such care is strongly associated with positive health outcomes. The research team at Brown…

Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act

Issues, Successes, and the Future The landmark legislation of the Affordable Care Act provided a first step toward much needed healthcare reform in the US, but it is currently under scrutiny and in danger of severe cutbacks on its effectiveness or even outright repeal.…

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