Tag: "disparities" at medical news
Americans support most uses of reproductive genetic testing, report on US attitudes reveals
...re the cost of testing and treatment might lead to disparities
in who can afford them. A Need for Regulation The study reports that 84 percent of survey respondents are "concerned about unregulated reproductive technology getting out of control." A majority of surveyed Americans "wants and expects oversight to...
Women's heart risk underestimated by doctors, resulting in less preventive care than in men
...e risk assessment, which may help reduce sex-based disparities
in preventive care. The American Heart Association has developed an educational tool kit for physicians to address the treatment gap in the findings of this study. Education and support needs to be targeted to women as well. "Lifestyle is the fu...
Minorities who experience pain don't receive the same care as Caucasians
..., MD discuss the history of health and health care disparities
in the United States, emphasizing the disadvantage... a discussion of the public health implications of disparities
in general, and for pain in particular. The authors also note the importance of cultural competency...
Good medicine, good economics: African-Americans need equal treatment for pain, SLU study finds
...'s issue of Pain Medicine is devoted to addressing disparities
in pain care for racial and ethnic minorities....
Health initiatives can help peace building in the Middle East
...presents immense challenges for improving regional disparities
in health and fostering peaceful coexistence. "Our work has shown that it is possible to bring Arabs and Israelis together to achieve common goals under very difficult circumstances. From our experience, three essential ingredients for successful coo...
Study links racial and ethnic gap in youth violence to social factors
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Racial and ethnic disparities
in youths' violent behavior can be largely explain...ounted for only 6 percent of the racial and ethnic disparities
in violent behavior, the researchers found, while family poverty accounted for none of the gap. In c...
Beliefs may hinder HIV prevention among African-Americans
...tem from well-documented racial discrimination and disparities
in health care as well as past examples of unethical research, including the infamous Tuskegee Syphilis Study in the mid-20th century, the authors say.In the Tuskegee study, which took place from 1932-72, the U.S. Public Health Service studied the e...
African Americans half as likely to receive surgery for esophageal cancer
... new study shows. The study, which examined racial disparities
in access to surgical evaluation, receipt of surge...that SEER data could not completely explain racial disparities
in treatment, particularly the role of patient preference and physician bias. "Racial Differences in...
Authors warn of inaccuracies concerning use of race in health & social science research
...rticles, leading researchers discuss racial health disparities
and the controversial area of intelligence, while ...e kind of data needed to begin to solve the health disparities
problem in the United States. The interdisciplinary Georgetown University Ethics Research Consortiu...
Study suggests obesity has lesser financial impact on African-Americans
...can-Americans because of competing health risk, or disparities
in health care that primarily affect black America... Wee asks. "Or are the differences a reflection of disparities
in access to health care that affect Africans Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities?" Stu...
Race may be factor in doctor-patient communication style
...echanisms through which race contributes to health disparities
in health care in the United States are complex and often obscure. She said, "More research is needed, especially in the area of quantifying the effect of differences in medical-visit communications on clinical outcomes." The Hopkins researchers sugg...
Ending racial disparities in health care could save 5 times more lives than tech advances
...nly a fraction of that amount in the correction of disparities
deserves reconsideration. It is an imbalance that may claim more lives than it saves," concluded the researchers. The authors include Steven H. Woolf, M.D., lead author and professor of family medicine, preventive medicine and community health at Vir...
NIH panel issues State-of-the-Science statement on end-of-life care
...ender) differences, to aid in understanding health disparities
in end-of-life care. Create new and support existing networks of end-of-life researchers and well-defined cohorts of patients to facilitate coordinated, interdisciplinary, multi-site studies. The panel released its findings in a public session t...
Research gets to heart of advertising gender bias
...r inequity seen in the ads may contribute to known disparities
in how physicians treat men and women with similar heart problems. "Studies have shown that women are referred later and less frequently for cardiac catheterization and for coronary artery bypass surgery," says Cheung, a professor in U of T's Depa...
Blacks and poor more likely to donate than receive many types of transplant organs
... by such incentives. "There are already widespread disparities
in who donates and who benefits from organ transpl...ves to the system might make these race and income disparities
even worse," said Sehgal. Kidney transplants were an exception to the general pattern. Blacks and p...
Report finds new model of care can improve quality, lower costs and increase physician efficiency
...ary care physicians in the future, yet the current disparities
discourage medical students from choosing careers in primary care. We must take immediate steps to assure the financial viability of primary care in order to ensure access to care and better health for all Americans," urged Fleming. Researchers incl...
'Sobering' disparity: African-Americans receive less compensation for job-related back injuries
.... Even when socioeconomic status is held constant, disparities
remain: The typical tab on medical treatment f...y the Institute of Medicine that documented racial disparities
in health care, the magnitude of the race differences in case management that we found may have been...
International study provides culture-by-culture clues to family violence and abuse
...idered a part of normal family relations. Wide disparities
in conceptions of child abuse were also shown among the international participants. Responses from U.S. participants indicated that most had conflicted opinions over the point at which parental discipline such as spanking crosses the line into child...
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, Nov. 16, 2004
...rities Researchers identified articles on health disparities
in 10 leading health journals in 2002 and 2003 and selected 11 with potential to lessen these disparities
(Update, p. 805). They divided the must-read articles into studies that documented disparities
Elderly cancer patients are significantly under-represented in cancer clinical trials
...tify the major factors responsible for health care disparities
among Native Americans served by Rapid City Regional Hospital; to determine whether shorter, but equally effective courses of treatment will enhance the acceptability and completion rate of radiotherapy; and to establish whether there is a genetic ba...
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