Tag: health care inequity

Study Calls Higher Surgery Costs at NCI Centers Into Question

Insurance companies pay National Cancer Institute–designated cancer centers more for common cancer surgeries, but there’s no improvement in length of stay, subsequent ED use, or...

Less Than a Third of Surgery Articles Include Race Data

Less than one third of articles published in prominent surgical journals in 2019 reported the race or ethnicity of study participants, a new analysis published...

Gestational Diabetes Increasing Among US Women

Women in the United States are developing gestational diabetes at a higher rate than a decade ago, and disparities have persisted between White women and...

Limited English Proficiency Linked With Less Healthcare

Adults with limited English skills receive far less health care than do those proficient in English, according to a new study in Health Affairs. Jessica...

School Apologizes for Rejecting Black Student in ’59

A letter dated Aug. 5, 1959, hangs framed in the basement of Marion Hood, MD, a retired gynecologist and obstetrician. “I am sorry I must...

Hope in a Year of Challenges

Black health care workers have suffered blows to their lives and careers over the past year. Racial disparities in health care continue as more and...

Dad, Mom, and 7 Kids, All Docs or Nurses, Go Viral With Photo

All the siblings in the Okpaleke family pursued careers in medicine. From left to right: Okway Okpaleke, MD; Chinelo Okpaleke, PA; Nkiru Osefo, MD; Ifeoma...

Report Shows Decline in Black Ob/Gyn Residents From 2014 to 2019

There has been a steady decline in the proportion of Black ob.gyn. residents from 2014 to 2019, according to new research published in JAMA Network...

Almost Half of Patients With Migraine Reluctant to Seek Care

Almost 50% of patients with migraine hesitate to seek appropriate care, new research shows. A survey of nearly 18,000 participants with migraine showed that 46%...

Colorado Will Pay Hospitals to Close Expensive Free-Standing ERs

Colorado health officials so abhor the high costs associated with free-standing emergency rooms they’re offering to pay hospitals to shut the facilities down. The state...

Black Patients Less Likely to Receive Acute Stroke Treatment

Race and insurance status appear to influence whether patients receive stroke treatment with thrombolysis and endovascular therapy (EVT), new research shows. In a study of...

Postpartum Healthcare Needs Exceed Those of Nonpostpartum Patients

Postpartum women with commercial health insurance use substantially more inpatient and outpatient care than nonpostpartum women, particularly in the first 2 months after giving birth,...

JAMA Editor Resigns Over Controversial Podcast

Edward H. Livingston, MD, has resigned as deputy editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) after he and the journal faced significant...

Healthcare Stakeholders Agree on Universal Coverage Plan

In an unprecedented pact among healthcare stakeholders, associations representing physicians, hospitals, insurance companies, and employers have agreed to pursue universal coverage through market-based solutions that...

COVID Pivot to Telepsychiatry Offers New View Into Patients’ Lives

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. When Tufts University psychiatrist Manuel Pacheco, MD, sees his patients these...

Neighborhood Police Complaints Tied to Black Preterm Birth Rates

The more complaints of excessive force by police reported by neighborhood residents, the more likely it is that Black pregnant people living in that neighborhood will...

Upcoming SMFM Meeting Will Highlight Disparities, COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Rates of premature births declined in Melbourne, Australia, during the first...

APA Apologizes for Past Support of Racism in Psychiatry

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has issued a formal apology for its past support of structural racism in psychiatry. The apology, issued January 18, coincided...

New Tools Allow Patients With Chronic Conditions to Stay Home

From diabetes to attention deficit, home-based health management tools kept patients and clinicians connected during 2020 in ways that likely will last beyond pandemic lockdown....

Residents Left Off Vaccine List, Uproar Ensues

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Stanford Medicine issued an apology on Twitter Friday after protesters blasted...

Rapper Nicki Minaj Pays Tuition, Helps Future Black Doctor

Earlier this month, prospective med student Artavion Cook graduated from college, something made possible by the help of a famous female rapper. In 2017, Cook...

$100 Million Plan Takes Aim at Shortage of Black Physicians

Morehouse School of Medicine, a historically Black medical school in Atlanta, Georgia, and CommonSpirit Health system have teamed up to create a 10-year, $100 million...

HHS, Surgeon General Urge Action on Maternal Health

The US surgeon general and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are calling on healthcare professionals, hospitals, employers, insurers, women, and the nation to...

Pandemic Puts All Eyes on Public Health

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Public health — the science of protecting and improving the health...

Don’t Miss Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Transgender Patients

Cardiovascular disease risk is elevated among transgender individuals seeking gender-affirming hormone therapy, according to a retrospective study in 427 patients. The transgender population often experiences...