Explore the latest in health disparities, including differences in health status and health care access by race, sex, income, and geography.
This cohort study of patients with acne evaluates the association of patients’ race/ethnicity and sex with health care use and specific treatments for acne.
This cohort study examines the association of Medicaid expansions as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) with stage at diagnosis and time to treatment initiation for patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC).
This systematic review analyzes published studies to identify social and clinical factors in head and neck cancer treatment in low-income and lower-middle-income countries predominantly in South Asia.
This cross-sectional study uses data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program to examine the extent to which insurance is associated with access to timely breast cancer diagnosis and breast cancer stage differences among a large, diverse population of US patients with breast cancer.
This cross-sectional study uses combined statistical areas to explore whether the availability of clinical trial seats in nonrural regions varies with population, racial and socioeconomic compositions, research activity, or the amount of health care infrastructure.
This Viewpoint provides examples of interventions that are tailored to align with people’s social identities through a precision medicine perspective.
This cohort study measures changes in tax-exempt hospital spending with community benefit and changes in uncompensated care after Medicaid expansion.
This randomized trial examines whether physician gender and race affect patient ratings of satisfaction and confidence in the physician during a simulated clinical encounter for an emergency department visit.
This serial cross-sectional study examines trends in alcohol-induced mortality rates in the United States from 2000 to 2016, comparing results by demographic characteristics including sex, race/ethnicity, age, county-level socioeconomic status, and geographic location.
This cross-sectional study analyzes emergency department visits associated with hemodialysis by insured and uninsured patients in Texas.
This cohort study uses the National Cancer Database to examine the level of survival disparity between black and white patients in a modern cohort with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma and whether treatment inequity is associated with such a disparity.
This cross-sectional study evaluates the availability of naloxone, pharmacists’ awareness of the standing order regarding dispensing naloxone without a prescription, and the cost of the drug from chain and independent pharmacies in rural counties in Georgia.
This cross-sectional study compares premature mortality rates among US Latino, white, and African American populations with those in Puerto Rico and 12 Latin American countries.
This Viewpoint summarizes the 2019 AI in Healthcare report from the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), which reviews best practices for AI development, adoption, and maintenance and urges prioritization of equity, inclusion, and human rights in AI health system implementation.
This cross-sectional study examines trends in racial/ethnic diversity in internal medicine subspecialty fellowships between 2006 and 2018.
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