Issues Overview

Archive of Articles from 2005


 2005 National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR)
 AHRQ's Healthcare 411 Audio Series talks about the NHDR

Briefings and Chartpack Examine Impact Of Medicare Drug Benefit on Blacks and Hispanics, November 17, 2005
Resource by the Kaiser Family Foundation

AHRQ: Ethnically diverse patients define what cultural competence means to them, September 2005

AHRQ: Greater access to care at VA clinics lessens disparities in blood pressure control among black men, September 2005

AHRQ: Acculturation plays a pivotal role in the health status and behaviors of Latinos in the United States, September 2005

AHRQ: Studies highlight the importance of providing interpreter and translating services for minorities, September 2005

Resident Physicians' Preparedness to Provide Cross-Cultural Care, September 7, 2005
Article by the Commonwealth Foundation

Survey by JAMA

Study Shows African-American Seniors Receive Fewer Life-Saving Surgeries than Whites, Aug 18, 2005
Study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and conducted by a research team at Dartmouth Medical School

Eliminating Disparities In Treatment And The Struggle To End Segretation, August 2005
Report by David Barton Smith for the Commonwealth Fund

QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged >18 Years Who Assessed Their Health as Excellent or Very Good, by Race --- United States, 1999--2003
MMWR, July 29, 2005

Limited English Proficiency, Primary Language at Home, and Disparities in Children's Health Care: How Language Barriers Are Measured Matters
Publication by the Commonwealth Fund, July 2005

Regional and Racial Differences in Prevalence of Stroke - 23 States and District of Columbia, 2003 Data, May 20, 2005
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

Fact Sheet: Do Cardiologists Perceive Racial or Ethnic Disparities in the Treatment of Heart Patients?
Results of a RAND Survey, April 2005

Quality Report Cards, Selection of Cardiac Surgeons, and Racial Disparities: A Study of the Publication of the New York State Cardiac Surgery Reports, 4/22/2005
Commonwealth Fund

Racial and Ethnic Disparities: Key Facts
Alliance for Health Reform

Policy Challenges and Opportunities in Closing the Racial/Ethnic Divide in Health Care March 23,2005
Issue Brief by the Kaiser Family Foundation

RAND Study Finds That Just One-Third of Cardiologists Agree Racial Disparities Exist in Cardiac Care, March 15, 2005

Cultural Competence And Health Care Disparities: Key Perspectives And Trends
March/April 2005 article in Health Affairs

Pay Now Or Pay Later: Providing Interpreter Services In Health Care
March/April 2005 article in Health Affairs

2004 National Healthcare Disparities Report Report
by AHRQ 2/2005

Racial/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Disparities in Multiple Risk Factors for Heart Disease and Stroke United States, 2003
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2/11/2005

Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Prevalence and Impact of Doctor-Diagnosed Arthritis United States, 2002
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2/11/2005

Disparities in Screening for and Awareness of High Blood Cholesterol United States, 1999--2002
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2/11/2005

Fact Sheet: African Americans and HIV/AIDS 
Data from the Kaiser Family Foundation 02/2005

QuickStats: Percentage of Persons Who Lacked Health Insurance Coverage for More Than 1 Year, by Race/Ethnicity
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, January 28, 2005

Racial Disparities in Nationally Notifiable Diseases
United States 2002 Data, January 14, 2005 

Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Prevalence, Treatment, and Control of Hypertension 
United States 1999--2002 Data,  January 14, 2005 

Health Disparities Experienced by Black or African Americans
United States,  January 14, 2005 


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