Government figures show the proportion of children who arrived in emergency departments with mental health issues increased 24% from mid-March through mid-October, compared with the same period in 2019.
Legacy and OHSU throw out dozens of coronavirus doses but Patrick Allen, director of the health authority, said his agency knew of no wasted vaccines.
Oregon Health Authority officials said at a news briefing Tuesday that hospitals should not be vaccinating all employees but instead should be focused on staff who could become infected.
A top health official at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver said he doesn’t know how COVID-19 spread from one patient to another 29 people, including 18 additional patients.
There is disagreement whether new requirements for hospitals to post price information will curtail prices and create better-informed consumers.
Oregon’s vaccine rollout has been slow and inconsistent, with hospitals setting different policies on who to inoculate in the first round.
The Oregon Health Authority wants the public to be able to weigh in on proposed mergers and acquisitions, a proposal that advocates support.
The state is only allowing health care workers to be vaccinated -- not all employees of a hospital like Oregon.
Many Americans face high out-of-pocket costs for life-saving drugs but those on Medicare are often worse off: There's no cap on coinsurance costs once they hit $6,550 in drug spending.