Hospitals still in "survival mode," inspector general report finds
A year into the pandemic, hospitals say they're still in "survival mode," according to a new report from the Health and Human Services Department's inspector general.
The big picture: Health care workers have had to deal with long hours, overwhelming patient volumes and supply shortages — all on top of a high risk of infection, and the isolation that we've all experienced.
Details: The report surveyed more than 300 hospitals nationwide from February 22-26 on the effects of the pandemic.
- Hospitals said staff were "exhausted, mentally fatigued, and sometimes experiencing possible PTSD" due to long hours, more shifts, time away from family and increased responsibilities.