Richard Waldhorn

Richard Waldhorn, MD
Contributing Scholar

Area of Professional Expertise: Internal Medicine and Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

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So far, H1N1 flu hasn't given a big boost to hospitals' bottom lines, by James T. Mulder. The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY). (11-29-2009): Dr. Waldhorn comments about the financial effects of an influenza pandemic on U.S. hospitals, “If the strain on the system requires the use of part-time staff and temporary nurses, that hurts the bottom line and the increase in volume can cost them money.”

Hospitals swamped amid flu fears: As anxious patients force emergency rooms to adapt to the crowds, officials fear the system would be overwhelmed if the outbreak became severe, by Noam N. Levey. Los Angeles Times. (05-01-2009): Dr. Waldhorn acknowledges that hospitals across the United States are more prepared to deal with a surge in patients, "Very real progress has been made." He also noted that there are gaps remaining in preparedness that would challenge hospitals were the outbreak to worsen.

WTOP News Radio, Washington, DC. 04-27-2009): Dr. Waldhorn was interviewed about U.S. preparedness for a full H1N1 pandemic.

'Highest Risk' HCWS to get first pandemic vaccine. Hospital Employee Health. (01-01-2008): Report refers to an article published in the journal Biosecurity and Bioterrorism entitled “What Hospitals Should Do to Prepare for an Influenza Pandemic,” by Drs. Toner and Waldhorn of the Center for Biosecurity, and quotes Dr. Toner: "There are so many variables that can't be known until a pandemic starts. . . The best you can do is come up with an initial game plan that has to be modified."

Fox News Live with E.D. Hill. (06-01-2007): Dr. Waldhorn was interviewed about Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis.