Patient Experience

 

Maryland hospitals directed to delay some surgeries

December 17, 2021

Gov. Larry Hogan ordered hospitals to postpone non-urgent procedures when COVID-19 hospitalizations exceeded 1,200. Maryland joins other states taking similar steps and struggling to contain the latest surge.

‘Worse than last year’: COVID-19 patients pack Minnesota's hospitals

December 17, 2021

This year, hospitals aren’t just battling the coronavirus; they’re treating more people with other health issues and dealing with staffing shortages. Hospitals are delaying procedures and diverting patients.

Half of Americans struggled to pay medical bills or delayed treatment

December 16, 2021

Many Americans have postponed or gone without some medical services in the past year, a KFF poll found. Members of minority groups and those with lower incomes are more likely to have trouble with medical bills.