Navigation Links
Minorities Not Treated at Higher-Quality Centers
Date:2/15/2010

Study urges added effort to inform all patients about comparative data

MONDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Minority patients in New York City receive less specialized surgical care than white patients, according to a new study.

Specifically, Yale University researchers found that minorities were less likely to have an operation performed by surgeons, and were less prone to getting cared for at facilities that performed a large number of similar procedures.

The study included almost 134,000 people who had one of 10 procedures in which the number of such surgeries performed by a surgeon or at a hospital is known to influence patients' short-term risk of death. Procedures included cancer, cardiovascular and orthopedic surgeries.

People in the study, who had their surgeries between 2001 and 2004, included almost 101,000 whites and17,500 blacks, over 4,200 Asians and more close to 11,300 Hispanics. For all 10 types of surgeries included in the study, white patients were more frequently treated by high-volume surgeons and at high-volume facilities than were minority patients.

"Even after adjusting for a broad range of relevant factors, compared with white patients, treatment at high-volume hospitals by high-volume surgeons was lower by 11.8 percentage points for black patients, 8 percentage points for Asian patients and 7 percentage points for Hispanic patients, on average, across the 10 study procedures," wrote Andrew J. Epstein, of Yale's School of Public Health, and colleagues.

One possible reason for the racial and ethnic differences could be that minority patients don't have access to or are not familiar with information about surgeon/hospital quality, the researchers suggested.

"In addition to efforts to improve the quality of care among providers serving minority patients, policymakers and clinicians may be able to improve outcomes by encouraging minority patients and their surroga
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Keith Black, M.D. Receives Health Power for Minorities Website Black Heritage Award
2. More Recruiting of Underrepresented Minorities Needed at U.S. Medical Schools, Study Says
3. Higher risk of GI diseases may mean more vigilance, earlier screenings for minorities
4. Coverall Named Among 50 Top Franchises for Minorities for Third Consecutive Year
5. Minorities Less Likely to Have Blood Pressure Under Control
6. Minorities have poorer results, higher rates of inappropriate surgery to prevent stroke
7. AADE, Emory University and Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute Partner to Educate and Improve Access to Care for Atlanta-area Minorities with Diabetes
8. HIV Atlas Shows Virus Targeting Minorities
9. Study finds segregation decreases access to surgical care for minorities
10. U.S. Civil Rights Commission to Hold Public Briefing on Health Care Disparities Between Minorities and Non-Minorities, and Business Meeting
11. M. D. Anderson study predicts dramatic growth in cancer rates among US elderly, minorities
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/24/2014)... Olaparib functions as a chemical of the compound ... the first PARP inhibitors. Sufferers with BRCA1/2 strains may ... and are often immune to other types of melanoma ... exclusive weaknesses, as the tissues of melanoma have improved ... them to proceed splitting. This implies that medication which ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... SWAccessControl.com has recently released a new collection ... the company is a leading online supplier in the international ... available at discounted prices, up to 30% off. , “We ... This time, all of our items are offered at low ... so I have confidence in our fresh assortment. You will ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... 2014 SafeHandles™ announced that they will ... Ed Begley Jr, airing via Discovery Channel. Dates and ... a passive, non-invasive, replaceable, and affordable germ protective device. ... shrinkable sleeves and adhesives to promote hand hygiene in ... core of SafeHandles is the desire to make a ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... California (PRWEB) November 24, 2014 Dr. ... Diego Fertility Center, recently appeared on NBC to discuss egg ... Egg freezing has been trending in the news recently, with ... expensive procedure for women. , “[The companies] see ... who are on a career hot path.” Says Dr. Kettel. ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... 24, 2014 iFitDress.com, a well-known wedding dress ... evening gowns . They are now offered at deeply ... will last from now to Dec. 15. The main purpose ... All the company’s high quality items are ideal options for ... large sum of money. All its new mint cocktail dresses ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Olaparib Industry (CAS 763113-22-0) 2009-2019 Global and China Research Reports is Now Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 2Health News:Olaparib Industry (CAS 763113-22-0) 2009-2019 Global and China Research Reports is Now Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 3Health News:Olaparib Industry (CAS 763113-22-0) 2009-2019 Global and China Research Reports is Now Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 4Health News:SWAccessControl.com Is Happy To Release New Range Of Magnetic Locks 2Health News:New Episode of Innovations TV Series to Feature SafeHandles™ 2Health News:Dr. Michael Kettel of San Diego Fertility Center Gives “An Inside Look at Freezing Eggs” on NBC 2Health News:Dr. Michael Kettel of San Diego Fertility Center Gives “An Inside Look at Freezing Eggs” on NBC 3Health News:Trendy Long Black Evening Gowns Now Provided By iFitDress.com 2
... effective for inoperable liver cancer. It is a year since TheraSphere was ... ... either reducing tumour size or the number of tumours. Till date, it ... cannot be treated by any other means. ,TheraSphere involves injecting ...
... given to babies with low birth weight can significantly ... die from infectious diseases. The research involved 1,154 full-term ... India, most weighing 5 1/2 pounds or less. Mothers ... months. Fifteen of the 20 who died had not ...
... starting the day with a heavy breakfast and a steaming cup ... that women who eat fried food each morning are at ... oesophageal, cancer.The best way to reduce the incidence of cancer is ... or fruit. ,Cancer of the oesophagus - the food ...
... An enzyme involved in hormone production may help explain why ... their waist have such a high risk of heart disease ... approaches to treat obesity and its complications. // ... health problems such as heart disease and diabetes, but where ...
... who use stimulants like Ritalin are not at risk ... rats suggests that stimulant treatment in childhood may blunt ... ,Many children and teens with ADHD are treated ... appear to focus patients' attention and calm behavior. But ...
... than men to suffer brain cell damage from long-term use ... be reversed if they stop taking the drug. Studies have ... MDMA, can damage nerve endings that release serotonin, a brain ... also appears to damage brain cells that transmit nerve signals. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Cut down on fries 2
(Date:11/24/2014)... , 24 novembre 2014  Surgical Theater ... tecnologia sarà esposta durante l,apertura in data ... d,Europa, ossia la Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico ... Planner (SRP) (strumento di pianificazione chirurgica) e ... navigazione chirurgica avanzata) saranno presentati in occasione ...
(Date:11/23/2014)...  Aurobindo Pharma USA is ... mg 100-count bottles to the consumer level. The product ... Empty capsules could result in missed dose(s) ... range from no effect, short term reduction in efficacy, ... seizures) that could be life-threatening. Aurobindo Pharma ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... , 21 de noviembre de 2014  BioClinica®, ... clínicos externalizados y tecnologías eClinical, ha indicado un ... ,seguimiento inteligente, para el seguimiento basado en el ... amplía el concepto del seguimiento basado en el ... las visitas de seguimiento o cambio de los ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:La tecnologia di Surgical Theater in mostra in Italia all'apertura del centro Besta NeuroSim di Milano 2La tecnologia di Surgical Theater in mostra in Italia all'apertura del centro Besta NeuroSim di Milano 3La tecnologia di Surgical Theater in mostra in Italia all'apertura del centro Besta NeuroSim di Milano 4Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Northstar Label Gabapentin Capsules, USP 300 mg Due to Complaints of Empty Capsules 2El 'seguimiento inteligente' consigue un excelente momento 2El 'seguimiento inteligente' consigue un excelente momento 3
... ... Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research ... Fibrillation - Drug Pipeline Analysis and Market Forecasts to ... - Drug Pipeline Analysis and Market Forecasts to 2016 ...
... , , FRANKLIN, Mass. , ... Board: ECTE), a company developing the needle-free Symphony™ tCGM System ... and the Prelude™ SkinPrep System for transdermal drug delivery, announced ... Chairman and CEO, will be interviewed on " Steve Crowley ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds Atrial Fibrillation - Drug Pipeline Analysis and Market Forecasts to 2016 2Reportlinker Adds Atrial Fibrillation - Drug Pipeline Analysis and Market Forecasts to 2016 3Reportlinker Adds Atrial Fibrillation - Drug Pipeline Analysis and Market Forecasts to 2016 4Reportlinker Adds Atrial Fibrillation - Drug Pipeline Analysis and Market Forecasts to 2016 5Reportlinker Adds Atrial Fibrillation - Drug Pipeline Analysis and Market Forecasts to 2016 6Reportlinker Adds Atrial Fibrillation - Drug Pipeline Analysis and Market Forecasts to 2016 7Reportlinker Adds Atrial Fibrillation - Drug Pipeline Analysis and Market Forecasts to 2016 8Echo Therapeutics Chairman and CEO to be Interviewed on Steve Crowley's American Scene Radio Program and Featured on Money Channel Inc. 2Echo Therapeutics Chairman and CEO to be Interviewed on Steve Crowley's American Scene Radio Program and Featured on Money Channel Inc. 3Echo Therapeutics Chairman and CEO to be Interviewed on Steve Crowley's American Scene Radio Program and Featured on Money Channel Inc. 4
... Stainless steel spiral reinforced. X-ray opaque . ... Flange: The flange can be adjusted along ... of the cervical soft tissue. The lock ... is tightly connected to the shaft. Maximum ...
Fome-Cuf® tubes can breathe with the patient to provide a safe, effective, and low pressure seal throughout the ventilatory cycle....
... tracheostomy tubes are available in both neonatal and ... an uncuffed tube, but it has a cuff. ... shaft of the tube. , ,TTS™ (tight-to-shaft) ... with the insurance of a cuff, if and ...
Indications For Usage: ,Bypass upper airway obstructions, provide long term ventilation, support and/or manage tracheal/bronchial secretions....
Medicine Products: