12 May 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Closing The Gap: Increasing Access and Equity

The International Council of Nurses, a a federation of more than 130 national nurses associations, has released the Closing the gap:Increasing Access and Equity toolkit. The document looks at gaps in the health status and life expectancy between different populations. It also looks at the importance of the social determinants of health and the role […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on The impact of socioeconomic status on health disparities in the United States

The impact of socioeconomic status on health disparities in the United States

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Contribution of major diseases to disparities in mortality

Contribution of major diseases to disparities in mortality

BACKGROUND: Mortality from all causes is higher for persons with fewer years of education and for blacks, but it is unknown which diseases contribute most to these disparities. METHODS: We estimated cause-specific risks of death from data from the National Health Interview Survey conducted from 1986 through 1994 and from linked vital statistics. Using these […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Race, health, and health care

Race, health, and health care

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Race, socioeconomic status, and health. The added effects of racism and discrimination

Race, socioeconomic status, and health. The added effects of racism and discrimination

Higher disease rates for blacks (or African Americans) compared to whites are pervasive and persistent over time, with the racial gap in mortality widening in recent years for multiple causes of death. Other racial/ethnic minority populations also have elevated disease risk for some health conditions. This paper considers the complex ways in which race and […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Justifications and needs for diversity in orthopaedics

Justifications and needs for diversity in orthopaedics

America is founded on high humanitarian, democratic ideals. The historic facts of slavery, discrimination, and segregation challenge and taint these democratic principles. Although progress has been made, serious racial problems remain. In 1997, the United States had 474 active hate groups, up 20% from 1996. African American males who have the same education as white […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Eliminating health disparities: our mission, our vision, our cause

Eliminating health disparities: our mission, our vision, our cause

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Race/ethnicity and the intensity of medical monitoring under ‘watchful waiting’ for prostate cancer

Race/ethnicity and the intensity of medical monitoring under ‘watchful waiting’ for prostate cancer

BACKGROUND: Previous studies have found that racial/ethnic minority patients with prostate cancer are more frequently managed with “watchful waiting.” Little, however, is known about the medical care received among men managed with watchful waiting. We examine the type and intensity of medical monitoring received by African American, Hispanic, and white patients with prostate cancer managed […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Race/ethnicity and the receipt of watchful waiting for the initial management of prostate cancer

Race/ethnicity and the receipt of watchful waiting for the initial management of prostate cancer

INTRODUCTION: Several recent studies have noted that African Americans disproportionately receive “watchful waiting” for the initial management of their prostate cancer. To determine whether racial/ethnic differences in the receipt of watchful waiting are explained by differences in clinical presentation and life expectancy at the time of diagnosis, we examined Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)-Medicare […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Inter-state disparities in health care and financial burden on the poor in India

Inter-state disparities in health care and financial burden on the poor in India

Over five decades of independence, India has made rapid strides in various sectors. However, its performance in social sectors and particularly the healthcare sector has not been too rosy. Being the State’s responsibility the healthcare has traditionally been influenced by individual State’s budgetary allocation. Consequently inter-state disparity in availability and utilization of health services and […]

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