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Coronavirus / COVID-19

Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, March 11

Suspected coronavirus leads to no-visitor policies at Nebraska senior living communities … Low blood pressure linked to higher mortality in elders, finds UK study … Pharmacists quietly panicking over looming respiratory drug shortage … Social service workers have positive impact on residents’ behavior, study finds …FDA approves first US OTC combination of ibuprofen and acetaminophen

Brendan W. Williams, M.A., J.D. President/CEO New Hampshire Health Care Association

Coronavirus sheds light on nursing home underfunding

Why should it take the COVID-19 outbreak for policymakers to pay attention to nursing homes? Last year in the state of Washington, when Medicaid underfunding forced the closure of Keiro Northwest — a 41-year-old nonprofit Seattle nursing home built to serve Japanese-Americans — many policymakers reacted with indifference.  The staff wept as longtime residents, including…

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