Although US racial and ethnic minorities have higher rates of poor health because of health care inequities, more low-income white individuals are affected because of greater population numbers. This Viewpoint explains that efforts to improve poor outcomes would be more effective if strategies were not based on proportions of race.
This Viewpoint describes the contribution of racial bias to disparities in health care and discusses the need to increase awareness of disparities and work toward eliminating discrimination and its adverse effects.
This Viewpoint discusses motivating health care organizations to consider a new set of tools and approaches to disparities in health outcomes by race/ethnicity and income status such as payment systems that reward better outcomes and building equity into program design.
This observational database study using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results 18 registries reports that among US women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, the likelihood of diagnosis at an early stage, and survival after stage I diagnosis, varied by race and ethnicity.
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