This observational study uses data from the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey from 2015 to 2018 to compare differences in rates of enrollment, ambulatory care access, and ambulatory care quality for minority beneficiaries vs White or multiracial beneficiaries in Medicare Advantage vs traditional Medicare plans.
This cross-sectional survey study examines 20-year trends in the racial and ethnic differences in self-reported measures of health status and health care access and affordability among US adults.
This study examines health care spending for 6 race and ethnicity groups across 6 types of care—ambulatory, emergency, inpatient, nursing facility, prescribed pharmaceuticals, and dental—from 2002 through 2016 in the US.
This cross-sectional analysis uses data from the National Center for Health Statistics to quantify annual rates of gestational diabetes in individuals at first live birth among Hispanic/Latina, non-Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic Black, and non-Hispanic White individuals in the US from 2011 to 2019.
This study examines differences in proportions of US medical school faculty who self-identified as Black or African American between 1990 and 2020 based on data from the Association of American Medical Colleges Faculty Roster.
This Viewpoint discusses the effects of racism on the patient-physician relationship, the challenges that persist in the United States related to social and political determinants of health, and strategies for improving the patient-physician relationship and eliminating racial interference.
This Viewpoint examines ways to enhance representation of the Latino community in the US health care workforce and to address their specific health care needs in order to address health care disparities.
This Viewpoint discusses the racist rhetoric that has been aimed at Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander individuals throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and highlights the importance of recognizing the special challenges of this population in achieving health equity for all.
This Viewpoint highlights the effects of anti-Black racism on Black clinicians and patients, explains the difference between superficial and meaningful efforts to exert change, and itemizes meaningful actions that can assist in the effort to end systemic racism.
This Viewpoint discusses the role of diversity, equity, and inclusion practitioners in organizations and how these experts must work in partnership with leaders to enhance equity.
This Viewpoint discusses anti-Asian bias and marginalization in the US, the proportions of Asian American medical students and practicing physicians, and the proportions achieving the leadership and management positions of full professor or department chair.
This Viewpoint discusses the ways in which structural racism denies racial and ethnic minority groups opportunities for advancement in academic medicine and scientific publication, details several actions critical for promoting equity at medical journals, and calls for leadership of medical journals to promote a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion through antibias and antiracist organizational principles and practices.
This Viewpoint discusses the low rates at which Black and Latino individuals in the US are being vaccinated against COVID-19 and how the National Black Church Initiative plans to address gaps in vaccination as well as other health care disparities.
In this narrative medicine essay, a critical care physician reflects on the safety and permanence offered by the sidewalk in front of her home and notes how it beckons her to look beyond and consider the experiences of those without sidewalks.
This Medical News article describes how ultrapotent antibodies discovered in patients who recovered from COVID-19 could be key players in new treatments and vaccines.