Cities across the United States might be urged to bring back mask mandates as the new Omicron subvariants continue to spread. Commenting on this topic is Dr. Leana Wen, a professor of health policy and management at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. Read piece here.
In this news article Dr. Candice Chen comments that the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services also bears some responsibility for residents’ working conditions. Read full article here.
In this news piece from npr, Julia Strasser, a senior research scientist at George Washington University's Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity said commenting on Roe v. Wade overturning:" There are also many outstanding questions about how exactly the workforce will adapt to the changes in state laws". "The workforce that can provide this care will be dramatically reduced," she says. "What we don't know yet is to what extent providers will either drop out of the workforce altogether, or whether they will leave a state that is restrictive and go practice in another state that is less restrictive." View full article here.
Mullan Institute director, Dr. Patricia (Polly) Pittman was quoted in an article by the MedPage Today .
If we want to think about policy solutions that are going to really stop the leakage ... we really need to make sure that we understand the major drivers" of nurses leaving the profession, said Patricia "Polly" Pittman, PhD, of the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Read full article.