AHA March 24, 2021

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General today reported findings from a random survey of hospital leaders last month on their most difficult current challenges responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, greatest concerns going forward and how the government could best help. 

Respondents described the significant clinical challenges in treating COVID-19 patients and concerns about other patients delaying or forgoing routine health care; the increased need for behavioral and mental health care; worsening access and financing challenges, particularly at rural hospitals; unreliable access to necessary supplies; worsening disparities in access to care and health outcomes; benefits and...

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