Tag: "disparities" at medical news
UW study shows blacks and Latinos are more satisfied with physicians of the same race
...may point to new ways to address racial and ethnic disparities
in health care," Chen said. "Addressing discrimination in the health care system, identifying the patients who want same-race physicians, increasing access to minority physicians and improving the ways patients can choose physicians may be potent opt...
March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...ngs may point to ways to address racial and ethnic disparities
in health care. Addressing discrimination in the h...physicians may be more potent options for reducing disparities
than simply increasing the number of minority physicians and attempting to teach cultural competence...
Do minorities survive hospitalization better than others?
...srepresent the component of outcome that is due to disparities
in the delivery of medical care. Furthermore, DNR may be a confounder in other studies of risk factors for mortality." The study is reported in "Adjustment for Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders Reverses the Apparent In-Hospital Mortality Advantage for Minori...
African-American women with endometrial cancer have more aggressive cancer than Caucasian women
... adenocarcinoma" "Both of these studies on racial disparities
between African-American and Caucasian women with endometrial cancer suggest that a biologic reason may in part underlie the 'aggressive' endometrial cancers that develop in some African-American patients," said LTC Larry Maxwell, MD, Department of O...
New colorectal cancer screening recommendations for African Americans
...s (July 2003 data) For more information on racial disparities
in colorectal cancer see SEER Cancer Statistics Review 1975-2001 http://seer.cancer.gov/csr/1975_2001/ Full text of the recommendations can be found online at the American Journal of Gastroenterology...
Community-based care beats standard clinic in lowering heart
...itional clinic, according to a report in a special disparities
themed issue of Circulation: Journal of the Americ...medical care may not be the answer for eliminating disparities
in this population," she said. The study included 364 people who had brothers or sisters with a hist...
Cardiologists underestimate racial and ethnic disparities in care
...f cardiologists surveyed believe racial and ethnic disparities
in care occur often in the United States despite e...blem, according to a survey published in a special disparities
issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. In the 2004 Rand Corporation survey...
Stroke awareness low among women, especially minorities
...cording to a national survey reported in a special disparities
themed issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Each year about 700,000 Americans have a new or recurrent stroke and nearly 40,000 more women than men die of a stroke, according to American Heart Association/American Stroke As...
Blacks less likely to get expensive, newer heart treatments
...sed treatments, according to a report in a special disparities
themed issue of Circulation: Journal of the Americ...rt Association. "While previous studies evaluating disparities
in cardiac care have mostly focused on disparities
in the use of heart catheterization between black...
Minorities, poor, uneducated bear the burden
...es in health care are pervasive in America. These disparities
adversely impact the cardiovascular health of Amer...ducated people, according to a report in a special disparities
themed issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Health disparities
refer to ...
Cardiovascular health disparities must be eradicated
...ion must "close the gaps" in cardiovascular health disparities
among races, an American Heart Association writing group reports in today's special disparities
issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association . "Discovering the full spectrum of...
Health care report cards may increase racial/ethnic disparities in bypass operations
...nic minorities, according to a report in a special disparities
themed issue of Circulation: Journal of the Americ...ional health problems." "Although this increase in disparities
appears to be transient, it took nine years after report cards were established for the differences ...
Community care tops medical care at preventing heart disease in black Americans
...gs offer an effective strategy for reducing racial disparities
in health status, which is quite pronounced in hea...ppropriate health care, are the root of the racial disparities
in health status in the United States. For one year, the researchers analyzed how well patients foll...
Malt liquor beers, and the people who drink them, are different
...ups, how it may vary, and how it may contribute to disparities
in alcohol-related problems among these groups," said Jones-Webb. "For this we will need large samples of African American, Hispanic, Asian, and American Indian populations. Ethnographic studies are also needed to understand the meaning of malt liq...
Effects of education level on rates of obesity differ by race
...tion or less, the researchers found. " black-white disparities
in BMI widen with increasing levels of education," they write. "We observed significant racial differences in the effects of education on weight for middle-aged women. At all levels of education, African-American women were equally heavy, while white...
Access to oral health care: Not a level playing field
...nt restorations. All of the studies concluded that disparities
in access are largely related to socio-economic status, race, gender, and age, and that the most successful strategy for improving access is via assessments of oral health, environment, behavior, microbiology, and genes within the family. Much of the...
Simple question from your doctor can help identify your risk for breast cancer
...cted whether or not the discussion took place. As disparities
were observed between minority and white women, it is suggested that minority women at increased risk for breast cancer may be at particular risk of not being identified. Overall, the need for more attention to collecting this data is emphasized to...
African-Americans receive less aggressive heart attack treatment
...xperienced a heart attack. In his findings, racial disparities
were consistent across the country, regardless of ...es had grown more similar in recent years, erasing disparities
that once existed. Bertoni noted that while disparities
between African-Americans and whites are nar...
Many postmenopausal women with cardiovascular disease don't use lifesaving aspirin therapy
...use this easily accessible therapy, as well as the disparities
that exist between different groups of women," sai...s, the federal government sought to eliminate such disparities
between racial and socioeconomic groups, so to find that such a divide still exists illustrates the ...
Heart attack treatment gap may be closing for women
... recommended medications and there are less gender disparities
in the usage of these medications either as a primary or secondary prevention."...
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