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Book and Media Reviews
May 17, 2006

Health Disparities, Culture

Author Affiliations

Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA.

JAMA. 2006;295(19):2302-2305. doi:10.1001/jama.295.19.2302

Research on health disparities has accelerated rapidly in the last 5 years, fueled by publication of the Institute of Medicine report Unequal Treatment and by increased availability of funding. A MEDLINE search using the keyword phrase continental population groups and text words disparity or disparities yielded more than 1800 publications. Fewer than 500 of these articles were published before 2001, and annual publications have grown steadily.