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The reading room includes articles and videos of potential interest to consumers and medical professionals. The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of the NC Medical Board, its members and staff.

Why Hospitals Are Getting Into The Housing Business

Kaiser Health News
October 4, 2019
One patient at Denver Health, the city’s largest safety net hospital, occupied a bed for more than four years — a hospital record of 1,558 days. Another admitted for a hard-to-treat bacterial infection needed eight weeks of at-home IV antibiotics, but had no home. A third, with dementia, came to the hospital after being released from the Denver County Jail. His family refused to take him back.

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Why Lifesaving Drugs May Be Missing on Your Next Flight

The New York Times
October 3, 2019
Citing chronic shortages, airlines have received exemptions from regulations requiring that flights carry five drugs on board.

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