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The BMJ - Staff caring for bereaved parents have had to adapt quickly so they can continue to support people during one of the most difficult times...

  • Even outside of a global pandemic, the death of a baby during pregnancy or shortly after birth is often a lonely and isolating experience for parents. This isolation has been compounded by covid-19 restrictions, writes bereavement midwife Sarah Cullen https://t.co/TivVOMjtfK

Will medical tourism survive covid-19?

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The BMJ - Malaysia had big plans for its medical tourism industry in 2020—only for the pandemic to hit. Megan Tatum reports on a sector full of...

  • Malaysia had big plans for its medical tourism industry in 2020—only for the pandemic to hit. @1988_megan reports on a sector full of profit and promise that is now full of uncertainty https://t.co/7Ft2TvII6j

The BMJ - Inpatient mortality among people receiving non-invasive ventilation (NIV) has decreased for the first time since 2010, falling from 34% in 2013 to 26% in...

  • Inpatient mortality among people receiving non-invasive ventilation (NIV) has decreased for the first time since 2010, falling from 34% in 2013 to 26% in 2019, figures released by the British Thoracic Society show @BTSrespiratory https://t.co/dUODftL6rh @emahase_ reports

The BMJ - A group action in the High Court in London by scores of claimants over withdrawal problems with the antidepressant paroxetine has ended in a...

  • A group action in the High Court in London by scores of claimants over withdrawal problems with the antidepressant paroxetine has ended in a victory for the manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, 13 years after the case was first launched https://t.co/azyJ5Zg9n1

The BMJ - Even if the spread of covid-19 and the tragic loss of life are brought to an end, the pandemic will sadly continue to have...

  • "Addressing gender imbalance in leadership will ensure our caregivers and healthcare workers receive adequate recognition and protection, whilst performing vital roles which form the backbone of society" @womenspeakersHC https://t.co/TulmzGRWgO

Moving quickly in pandemics

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The BMJ - Speed is of the essence in responding to the covid-19 pandemic. But in Leicester lockdown has been reimposed because information was shared too slowly....

  • "Speed is of the essence in responding to the covid-19 pandemic. But in Leicester lockdown has been reimposed because information was shared too slowly. Local authorities lacked centrally held data to detect a rise in cases and act swiftly" @rich_hurley https://t.co/mXof2pxLgZ

The BMJ - The BBC reports that the UK has been hit hardest by covid-19 among the G7 nations.1 Over the 11 peak pandemic weeks it had...

  • "The more likely response [to the pandemic], after reflection and inquiries, will be a greater commitment to publicly funded and provided healthcare, killing the debate on NHS funding and provision models for another decade or more" @mancunianmedic https://t.co/twOypTEL9P

The BMJ - Hospital price transparency is a distraction from policies that could reduce costs without burdening patients, say Jamie Daw and Adam Sacarny The prices that...

  • Price transparency efforts are built on the assumption that patients ought to be responsible for navigating their way to high quality, low cost healthcare. Yet shopping for healthcare services is often complicated or impossible, write @jamie_daw @asacarny https://t.co/AvG03lZyjZ

The BMJ - Innovation is urgently needed to ensure clear communication in medical settings The covid-19 pandemic has literally changed the face of medical care: clinicians, nurses,...

  • "With masks covering the faces around us, we are unable to access the facial expressions and lip movements that are so vital to daily communication" Innovation is urgently needed to ensure clear communication in medical settings https://t.co/DjQ4tmNCku

The BMJ - On 20 March 2020, the Trump administration announced that it would be limiting nonessential travel across US land borders [1]. Citing the threat of...

  • "As cases surge in Mexico and in states along the US border, both governments have a responsibility to act immediately to protect this vulnerable population" @megan_b_diamond @carissa_novak @testa_luke #AlejandroOlayo-Méndez on the escalating health crisis https://t.co/rZmqlabRqt