News tagged with disparities

Telephone intervention ups colorectal cancer screening

(HealthDay)—A telephone outreach intervention delivered by Medicaid managed care organization (MMCO) staff can increase rates of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening among women overdue for screening, according ...

Jul 16, 2013
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Nursing homes with more black residents do poorly

Nursing homes with a higher proportion of Black residents perform worse financially and provide lower-quality care than homes with few Black residents, finds a new study in Health Services Research.

Jun 26, 2013
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Racial disparities exist in outcomes of spinal surgery

(HealthDay)—The rate of complications, length of stay, and costs associated with surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis differ for African-American patients compared with white patients, according to research ...

Jun 18, 2013
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