“There was a significant strain on hospital finances with the pandemic, as elective surgeries were delayed or declined. And we have seen, in the more community hospitals, a transition from pediatric beds to better-paying adult beds,” Reingold said.
As we deal with the 4th straight week of sick toddlers (vomit everywhere!) this line really just makes me sad.
Tell me again why it is so important for healthcare to be a business? I suppose we just don’t want to treat those lazy sick kids too well.