15 July 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Creating Inclusive Health Care Environments To Improve Patient Demographic Data Collection

All Missourians should have the opportunity to make choices that allow them to live a long, healthy life, regardless of income, education, ethnicity, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, ability, and any other aspect of a person’s identity. Health starts in our communities — where we live, learn, work, […]

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09 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

HHS Releases Standards for Consistent Demographic Measures

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the final standards for data collection on race, ethnicity, sex, primary language and disability status on October 31, 2011. According to the Office of Minority Health’s website, the standards will ” apply to population health surveys sponsored by HHS, where respondents either self-report information or a […]

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05 July 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Public comments requested-Proposed Data Collection Standards for Race, Ethnicity, Primary Language, Sex, and Disability Status

The US Department of Health and Human Services is asking for public comment on the proposed data collection standards for race, ethnicity, primary language, sex, and disability status required by section 4302 of the Affordable Care Act.  Comments are accepted until August 1, 2011. If you are interested, please see the link below. Public Comments […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Gender and race matching preferences for HIV post-test counselling in an African-American sample

Gender and race matching preferences for HIV post-test counselling in an African-American sample

This study tested whether having racially and gender-matched counsellors for HIV Post-test counselling were preferred. In the NIDA-funded EachOneTeachOne study, 115 African American respondents (19-68) were asked would they rather talk to someone of the same sex and race. Forty-three percent of the counsellor-respondent pairs were race concordant, and 58% were gender concordant. Chi-square statistics […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on The effect of race and sex on physicians’ recommendations for cardiac catheterization

The effect of race and sex on physicians’ recommendations for cardiac catheterization

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Patterns of race and gender representation in health assessment textbooks

Patterns of race and gender representation in health assessment textbooks

With growing diversity in the nursing profession and in society, nursing educators face the challenge of selecting textbooks that promote cultural competence. A content analysis of photographs in nine health assessment textbooks was conducted in order to determine: 1) how accurately nurses and patients are presented in terms of race and gender; 2) how race […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Changes in reporting of race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, and age over 10 years

Changes in reporting of race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, and age over 10 years

BACKGROUND: The recognition of health disparities as an important aspect of US health care has led to renewed interest in the reporting of race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status (SES) in original research reports. PURPOSE: To describe reporting of race/ethnicity and SES, in comparison with age and gender, and to report changes with time. METHODS: All original […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Association of gender and access to cadaveric renal transplantation.[see comment]

Association of gender and access to cadaveric renal transplantation.[see comment]

Previous studies have revealed that females are less likely than males to receive a renal transplant, the most successful form of treatment of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The purpose of this study was to determine whether the barrier is to inclusion on the transplant waiting list or to transplantation after being placed on the transplant […]

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