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Hundreds of COVID-19 deaths could have been prevented by eliminating four-person nursing-home rooms: study

Article content A new study points to a disturbingly simple explanation for some of the havoc wrought by COVID-19 in Canada’s nursing homes: keeping residents in ward-like shared accommodation can be lethal. The deaths of close to 300 long-term care residents in just one province could have been prevented if those individuals were housed in… Read More »

Healthcare mergers and acquisitions are down, but not as much as anticipated

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound effect on hospital finances, exemplified by data showing that operating EBITDA margins fell a dramatic 174% in April, and remained down 9% year-over-year in May. So far, though, mergers and acquisition activity hasn’t taken as serious a blow. Transaction volumes are down from the norm, but only slightly,… Read More »