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Coronavirus: NHS staff off work due to testing shortages, say bosses

Media playback is unsupported on your device A lack of coronavirus tests for NHS staff is leading to staff absences and services being put at risk, hospital bosses have warned. NHS Providers, which represents English hospital trusts, said staff are having to self-isolate because they cannot get tests for themselves or family members. It comes… Read More »

National stockpiling standards are needed to address product shortages, Premier says

Nearly 90% of healthcare providers are contributing to stockpiles of critical medical supplies and drugs intended to last as long as 90 days, according to a recent survey conducted by healthcare improvement company Premier.  As new COVID-19 hotspots emerge, however, the survey shows local efforts to build stockpiles must be supported with a national strategy… Read More »

Drug shortages cost hospitals close to $360 million annually in labor expenses

Drug shortages are challenging pharmacy teams in hospitals across the U.S. A new survey from Vizient finds that, on average, hospitals dedicate more than 8.6 million hours of additional labor hours annually to manage drug shortages. The financial impact adds up to just under $ 360 million annually in labor costs for time spent seeking… Read More »