The New Face of Health Care: Why Nurses Are in Such High Demand
12, 2013 12:40 a.m. ET When he was asked last week how much of a political liability ObamaCare will be for Senate Democrats in the midterms, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told Jeff Gillan of Las Vegas's KSNV, "I think it's going to be good for them." Brave words, but the Affordable Care Act remains very unpopular. And the intensity of feeling is with its critics. A Dec. 8 Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, for example, found 50%...
He said the high level of debt in the sector, which is dominated by small companies running one or two care homes, will put many firms at risk when interest rates rise. The aspect I find most worrying is the gearing figure of 82 per cent, he said. That is off the scale in terms of normal accounting conventions. Most companies would not be happy with a gearing level of above 60 to 65 per cent. The worrying thing is that we are five years into a regime with an exceptionally low level of interest rates.
Thousands of care home residents face uncertainty as one third of businesses risk collapse under a mountain of debt
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) estimate that ACOs could save Medicare up to $940 million in the first four years, based on participation levels and successful implementation. However, ACO-style health care remains untested. These new leaders are arriving with strong clinical backgrounds and nuanced perspectives on patient care as well as physician behaviors. As new care models emerge, new types of leader are taking the helm: physician and nurse executives. There has been a major uptick in the number of requests for physicians and nurses who are prepared to lead health systems, academic medical centers, community hospitals, and managed care organizations. According to the executive search database at Witt/Kieffer, there are already 64 physician CEOs leading U.S. health care systems with thousands more in the talent pipeline. They are exchanging their lab coats for a seat in the C-suite, taking advantage of opportunities to lead during the post-reform era. These new leaders are arriving with strong clinical backgrounds and nuanced perspectives on patient care as well as physician behaviors.
New Report Available: Facial Care in China - a Snapshot (2013)
This market covers anti-ageing, skin whiteners/lighteners, hydrating/moisturising, cleansers/toners, masks and specialised facial skin care products for women. It excludes medicated products such as acne treatments. Market value is based on sales through all retail channels including direct to consumer. It includes mass market and prestige lines but excludes the professional sector, including beauty salons, to the consumer. Market size for Facial Care in China is given in CNY with a minimum of five years' historical data. Market Forecast is provided for five years. Included with this snapshot is socio-economic data for China. Population, Consumer Price Index (CPI), Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Exchange Rates.