Search results for "Racial Disparities"
Racial disparities seen in U.S. drug overdose deaths in first year of pandemic
An analysis of CDC data found that while overall U.S. drug overdose deaths increased by 30% from 2019 to 2020, rates increased 44% among non-Hispanic Black and 39% among non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native persons versus 22% in White persons.
26 Jul 2022
NIH adds another antibody to recommended treatments, studies look at early cases, racial disparities
Recent COVID-19 news includes a new NIH recommendation and studies of the earliest U.S. cases, an experimental inpatient drug, and potential causes of racial disparities in outcomes.
22 Jun 2021
Racism in the record?
Two authors discuss their recent study finding that Black patients were twice as likely as White patients to be described with negative words in their history and physical notes, particularly in inpatient records.
1 Apr 2022
Latest updates on ACP's priorities, initiatives
ACP Spotlight offers readers a look at ACP's current top priorities and initiatives, as well as highlights from our e-newsletter, ACP Internist Weekly.
1 Jul 2021
Annual face time between patients and physicians rose since 1979 due to longer visits
A racial/ethnic gap in time spent with physicians widened over the three studied decades, with White patients getting 22.9 and 14.7 minutes more per year than Black and Hispanic patients, respectively, by 2018.
14 Jun 2022
ACP's 2021 end-of-year advocacy highlights: Advocating to support internists and their patients
From advancing the value of internal medicine and primary care to supporting internists' needs during the COVID-19 crisis, ACP has been actively working for members and patients.
21 Dec 2021
Correcting medicine's use of race in clinical algorithms
Recent efforts have pushed institutions to reconsider the use of race not just in estimating kidney function, but in a variety of algorithms and scores.
1 May 2021
Watch ACP's new video on diversity, equity, and inclusion
Hear more about how ACP is demonstrating its commitment.
13 Apr 2021
Pandemic pinpoints racial, ethnic disparities
Disparities in outcomes created by COVID-19 have exposed long-standing gaps in health care, and in a larger sense, the fabric of the social safety net.
1 Sep 2020
Starting mammography screening at age 40 years in Black women could decrease breast cancer deaths
Breast cancer deaths could be cut by starting mammography screening in Black women 10 years earlier than in White women, a modeling study predicted.
19 Oct 2021