Only 3% of medical oncologists in the United States are Black.
The pandemic has accelerated the number of clinicians retiring from practice.
Dramatic changes made to lung nodule programs due to COVID-19 included changes to screening criteria and follow-up protocols, plus a whole new group of patients.
The language in a patient’s medical record can convey information not only about the patient’s condition but about the attitude of the clinician writing the report.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) strongly recommends that all eligible individuals, including those who are pregnant, recently pregnant, and lactating, receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Many organizations adopt overly conservative policies that restrict otherwise completely legal uses of health care data.
Pneumonia prevention interventions such as proper oral care, head-of-bed elevation, and incentive spirometry, are not being provided to most patients outside the ICU, leading to greater than two-thirds of hospital-acquired pneumonia.
A significant number of cases of post-COVID-19 myocarditis have been reported.
Metformin did not improve progression-free or overall survival in either study.
The AACR COVID-19 and Cancer Task Force recommends keeping changes to clinical trial practices that were prompted by the pandemic.