Tag: "disparities" at medical news
Home-based program effective in treating minor depression in chronically ill older adults
...s or home-based programs. Among these barriers are disparities
in Medicare reimbursement for depression and other mental illnesses compared with 'physical' disorders," he writes. "The current system can only be described as discriminatory and, in many cases, results in prohibitive costs for elders. To turn the ...
Black men less likely to be treated for aggressive prostate cancer, UMHS study finds
...ncreased mortality in African-Americans, treatment disparities
is something that could be addressed in the context of health policy. Equal treatment for equal disease is something that should be achievable." While black men are often diagnosed with prostate cancer at a younger age and with a higher grade of dise...
Study will identify best treatment for type 2 diabetes in youth
...the strong NIH commitment to help eliminate health disparities
that affect minority populations and the medically underserved." Type 2 diabetes in both adults and children is closely linked to being overweight, inactive, and having a family history of diabetes. According to the 1999 to 2000 National Health and ...
National study: Health care access for poor children improves, but gap in care for uninsured grows
...said. The researchers plan to continue to focus on disparities
in children's health care in future issues of the report. Other authors of the report were Marc Zodet, MS; France Chevarley, PhD; Pamela Owens, PhD; and Denise Dougherty, PhD, all of the AHRQ; and Marie McCormick, MD, ScD, of the Department of Matern...
Hawaii community focus groups determine priorities for oral health research
...se, as well as in reaching the goal of eliminating disparities
in oral health, which is known to exist among population subgroups in Hawaii....
Facing oral health disparities in Hawaii
Honolulu, HawaiiWhile oral health disparities
exist in many ethnic groups in Hawaii, the challen...ion, with the overall goal of reducing oral health disparities
in Hawaii. Collaborative interactions with the University of Hawaii School of Medicine (UH) and the ...
Emory researchers find race and gender gaps in treatment of heart attack
... been increasing attention to sex and race related disparities
in the management of myocardial infarction over the past decade, the scientists say there are gender and racial gaps in the U.S. between heart attacks therapies white men receive and those treatments offered to women and blacks. The Emory Heart Ce...
Racial, economic gaps in kids' eye care seen in four new studies
...time are bringing into focus some major underlying disparities
in children's eye care. "Our findings suggest that...r. "These programs may be important for overcoming disparities
in care." The new Pediatrics study of Michigan children enrolled in Medicaid shows differences in th...
Significant disparities still exist in screening mammography rates; minorities underestimated
...cal Center reviewed published literature examining disparities
among racial groups in accessing mammography-scree...cial/ethnic minorities, is underestimated and that disparities
persist for some subpopulations of Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders and African Americans," said Dr...
Race may be a factor in treatment of rectal cancer patients
... colleagues investigated whether there were racial disparities
in the delivery of care to black and white rectal ...e authors write. "Our data suggest that treatment disparities
may contribute to differences in outcome among racial/ethnic groups with rectal cancer, and they hig...
Rectal cancer treatment gaps, especially for African Americans, seen in new study
...leagues. The study adds to the long list of racial disparities
already known to exist in colorectal cancer incide...eantime, it would be easy but wrong to blame these disparities
on individual doctors. This is a problem with our medical system. It deserves attention and it can b...
Study in children challenges primary theory for 'stroke belt'
...owever, the stroke belt isn't simply due to racial disparities
in stroke risk. We found that within each racial ...lect an increased occurrence of stroke rather than disparities
in survival, she said. ...
Civil rights campaign issues at Harvard
...t current civil rights, social justice, and health disparities
issues, performances by young people from the community, and an award presentation to Boston public school children sponsored by the HMS Office for Diversity and Community Partnership. The awards will recognize creative works about the history of the...
Effect of diabetes case management among low-income minority populations
...uded that diabetes case management can help reduce disparities
in diabetes health status among low-income ethnic populations. Clinical sites in three southern California counties serving low-income, ethnic minority populations participated in the study. 362 Medicaid (called Medi-Cal in California) recipients w...
Race affects older Americans' likelihood of getting flu shot
...s vaccinated and who does not. For example, racial disparities
are larger in our study among persons over age 65,...was not designed to isolate reasons for the racial disparities
in influenza immunization, general trends in health care may shed light on potential barriers. "Raci...
Practice-based intervention improves quality of care for young children
...uding low rates of preventive services, persistent disparities
in health status, and lack of a usual source of care among ethnic and racial minorities and children in low-income families, according to background information in the article. The Healthy Steps for Young Children Program was designed to meet the ne...
NIH convenes Consensus Development Conference on Total Knee Replacement
...outcomes forrevision TKR? 5. What factors explain disparities
in the utilization ofTKR in different populations? 6. What are the directions for future research? During the first day and part of the second day of theconference, experts will present the latest TKR researchfindings to the independent consensus ...
UCLA teams with Drew to provide cancer care
...ip "an important step in closing the gap of racial disparities
related to cancer incidence in South Central Los Angeles." The disparities
are well documented. In 1999 the Institute of Medicine released a report that examined cancer resear...
Other highlights in the November 19 issue of JNCI
..."Researchers should continue to investigate racial disparities
in treatment outcomes as well as the specific social, biologic, or environmental conditions that may be responsible for these disparities," the authors conclude. Contact: Dianne Shaw, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, 919-966-7834, dgs@med....
Study finds racial differences in survival rates after prostate cancer treatment
...nically localized at the time of diagnosis, so any disparities
in outcomes among such patients are of great inter... "Previous research into prostate cancer outcome disparities
assumed that patients receiving similar treatment would have similar medical outcomes," said Godley....
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