Faced with sharply spiking assault rates against nurses and other frontline healthcare workers, one U.S. medical center is equipping hundreds of its people with wearables that can summon security at the click of a button.
An open brawl broke out late last week after the nation’s largest nurses’ union accused hospitals of “deliberately refusing” to pony up for optimal RN-to-patient staffing ratios—and a hospital industry spokesperson hit back.
The United States has faced a growing shortage of physicians for some time. This long-term trend—coupled with the pandemic and increased imaging demand throughout 2021—have led to a highly competitive radiologist employment market at a time when practices find themselves short-staffed, overworked, and in need of relief.
Medical malpractice claims are a significant source of anxiety for all radiologists. Unfortunately, decisions made in the heat of the moment, with the absolute best intentions, can still land a specialist in court.