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This study describes demographic characteristics and hospital bed capacities of the 5 New York City boroughs, and evaluates whether differences in testing for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), hospitalizations, and deaths have emerged as a signal of racial, ethnic, and financial disparities.
This Viewpoint acknowledges that physicians in clinical roles may be limited in their ability to influence social determinants of patients’ health but proposes they have a role to play in educating others of its importance through teaching and training, diverse student and workforce recruitment, and activism.
This Viewpoint introduces the notion of a polysocial risk score, much like a polygenic risk score, which might help predict the risk that varying combinations of social conditions contribute to specific health outcomes.
This cohort study examines the association of Medicaid coverage with survival, compared with other insurance statuses, among patients with small cell lung cancer.
This cohort study of patients at a large US safety net hospital examines the safety of and resource use associated with a new protocol for excluding myocardial infarction from diagnosis of patients with chest pains through the use of high-sensitivity troponin.
This cross-sectional study examines the associations of racial/ethnic segregation with county-level availability of methadone and buprenorphine in the US.
This qualitative study explores the policies and actions implemented by US health care facilities after the 2016 presidential election in an effort to mitigate perceived risks among immigrants and health care practitioners.
This Medical News article discusses programs that enable more American Indian/Alaska Native students to enter medical school.
This cohort study assesses whether blood pressure levels are associated with racial differences in cognitive decline.
This Viewpoint proposes strategies to ensure adequate supply and distribution of medication in the US during and beyond the coronavirus pandemic, including development and funding of a national essential medicines supply, allocation strategies to prevent stockpiling, and funding of home delivery services to ensure adequate access for lower income and underserved populations.
This cohort study assesses the stage of cancer at diagnosis, use of therapy, overall survival, and cancer-specific survival among patients with cancer from different racial/ethnic groups.
This Viewpoint encourages a greater understanding of how social environmental inequities may enhance psychosis risk.
This cross-sectional study evaluates the use of hemoglobin A1c testing at barbershops owned by black individuals for timely diagnosis of diabetes among black men and suggests appropriate methods for care.
This cross-sectional study compares the health, nutritional, and financial vulnerabilities of families at risk for losing extended categorical eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) with those of families meeting federal eligibility standards.
This cross-sectional study examines whether neighborhood-level socioeconomic disadvantage is associated with decreased brain volume in a cognitively unimpaired population enriched for Alzheimer disease risk.
This cohort study examines differences in prostate cancer mortality in white vs black men stratified by geographic region.
This essay is about the author’s brother, who had severe intellectual disabilities, and his influence on her medical career.
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