Tag Archives: Crisis

NHS winter crisis: Number of A&E patients treated in four hours falls to record low in December

Worst ever NHS A&E performance figures for December show 400,000 patients faced four-hour waits as record-low 79.8% were treated in the target time More than one in five people in A&E December spent more than four hours there Last week 18,251 ambulance patients waited 30 mins or more to be handed over Doctors said hospitals… Read More »

Crisis Looms in Antibiotics as Drug Makers Go Bankrupt

At a time when germs are growing more resistant to common antibiotics, many companies that are developing new versions of the drugs are hemorrhaging money and going out of business, gravely undermining efforts to contain the spread of deadly, drug-resistant bacteria. Antibiotic start-ups like Achaogen and Aradigm have gone belly up in recent months, pharmaceutical… Read More »

Urbanization Leaves Rural America In A Health Care Crisis

(Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images) NurPhoto via Getty Images Declining birth rates and an aging population have impacted American migration patterns for decades. But according to the USDA’s Economic Research Service, between 2010 and 2017, almost 1,000 rural counties in the U.S. recorded more deaths than births. Add in migration patterns of people moving… Read More »