Posts Tagged ‘racial disparities’

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May 1st, 2015

The Baltimore Protests: A Call for Physicians to Become Mentors

Paul Chan discusses how the Baltimore riots should call physicians to action.


April 29th, 2015

Fallout from the Baltimore Protests: QCOR 2015 Canceled

Brahmajee Nallamothu, the chair of the 2015 Quality of Care and Outcomes Research meeting, reflects on its cancelation.


August 13th, 2014

With Health Disparities Research, Descriptive Analysis Isn’t Enough

Paul Chan takes a critical look at the shortcomings of the current state of disparities research and asks what we could do differently to improve the lives of others.


January 9th, 2014

Hospital Quality Helps Explain Some Racial Disparities in CABG Outcomes

It has long been known that racial disparities exist in health care. A large body of research has found that nonwhite patients have worse outcomes than whites. But it has been difficult to understand the underlying reasons for these disparities.  Now a new study offers evidence that, at least in the case of bypass surgery, […]


September 18th, 2013

Both Overuse and Underuse Explain Disparities in Coronary Revascularization

A new study finds that groups who have often been found to receive less medical care — non-whites, women, and people without private insurance or who are from urban and rural areas — are less likely to undergo coronary revascularization. But the same study finds that this disparity may be in no small part due to […]