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Insurance coverage linked to access to hospital care in new JAMA study

Compared to privately insured patients, people who lack insurance or use Medicaid are more likely to be transferred to another hospital after receiving initial treatment in the emergency department, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The uninsured are also at greater risk of being discharged from an ED and not admitted… Read More »

Qld public hospital beds at capacity

Every public hospital in southeast Queensland has run out of empty beds but the state’s chief health officer says the health system is not in crisis. Beds in all ten hospitals in the region – with the Queensland Children’s Hospital the only one unaffected – were full on Tuesday night. About 250 of those places… Read More »