Tag Archives: System

Get the Data: Hollowed-Out Public Health System Faces More Cuts Amid Virus

How We Reported ‘Underfunded And Under Threat’ To assess the state of the public health system in the United States, KHN and The Associated Press analyzed data on government spending and staffing at national, state and local levels. We explain what data we used and how we did it. There is no comprehensive data on… Read More »

Amid steep losses, Henry Ford Health System furloughs 9% of workforce

Dive Brief: The Henry Ford Health System in Detroit is furloughing 2,800 employees, or 9% of its 30,000-person workforce this week as financial losses mount due to the novel coronavirus pandemic that has forced hospitals to halt other service lines in order to battle and contain resources to fight the virus.  The temporary furloughs will… Read More »

Concerns rise that the system for diagnosing epidemics is failing

Bloomberg—How big is the coronavirus outbreak? A lot bigger than we were initially told, it turns out. On Thursday, confirmed cases of Covid-19 in China’s Hubei Province—the epidemic’s epicenter—jumped by almost 15,000. It’s not that there was a sudden wave of new infections. Rather, the increase reflects a change in how China counts patients; it… Read More »