Posted January 23, 2020 08:16:28Stanford has announced it will be closing down its health care systems in the United States and Canada by the end of the year.
Stanford, like other public and private health care providers in the country, will be shutting down its network of about 1,500 health care delivery and service providers on January 23.
Stanford’s announcement came as the news spread across social media.
The news was shared on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other popular sites, including by people who have followed the Stanford news closely.
“Stanford Health will not be able to meet the needs of its patients and families in the coming months,” the Stanford Health System announced in a news release on January 22.
Stanfield Health has seen the loss of a million patients over the last two years, and that includes about a million in its main hospital system, according to a recent report from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
The Stanford news came just hours after President-elect Donald Trump said the United State needs to get serious about reducing opioid overdose deaths.
In his January 26 statement, Trump said, “In the last few days, the opioid crisis in our country has become more than just a public health crisis, it has become a national crisis.
The U.S. has seen a significant spike in the number of overdose deaths over the past year. “
We cannot continue to allow it to consume our nation, and it must be stopped.”
The U.S. has seen a significant spike in the number of overdose deaths over the past year.
A recent report by the National Institute on Drug Abuse said in October, the number had reached a new high of nearly 14,000.
The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that the number from 2015-16 reached nearly 21,000, and the number in 2016 was more than 17,000 people.
According to a Kaiser Health News analysis, about 6,000 of the 8,400 deaths linked to prescription opioids were related to prescription painkillers, including hydrocodone, oxycodone and morphine.NIDA also noted that more than 3,000 patients were hospitalized for overdose in 2016, with a similar number in 2015.