July 1, 2013
This randomized controlled trial evaluated a culturally appropriate intervention to improve the recognition and treatment of depression among Asian and Latino American primary care patients at Massachusetts General Hospital.
June 1, 2013
This study explores the relationship between racism-related vigilance and sleep difficulty among Black, Hispanic, and White adults.
October 25, 2012
Human Capital Blog
What role does the racial and socioeconomic composition of a neighborhood have on an individual’s likelihood of receiving life-saving bystander CPR?
January 5, 2010
Increasing clinician awareness of racial disparities and improving communication may enhance diabetes care among Black patients. This study evaluated the effect of cultural competency training and performance feedback for primary care clinicians on diabetes care for Black patients.
February 8, 2007
Program Results Report
The Harvard School of Public Health and Dartmouth Medical School examined data from 29 million Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in the Medicare fee-for-service program from 1992 though 2001.
September 9, 2010
Medicare patients receive care and outcomes of widely varying quality; where you live has a greater influence on the care you receive than the color of your skin
February 22, 2005
Universities examined characteristics of the nation's 17,000 nursing homes to determine why the quality of some nursing homes is so much worse than that of others.
April 15, 2010
Hip, knee and shoulder replacements are rising significantly for Medicare patients; Rates among regions vary by 10 times for shoulders, four times for hip and knees
May 25, 2009
In this study, researchers found that almost one in three elderly Medicare patients received imaging service within a month of low-back pain diagnosis despite well-established guidelines stating patients with low-back pain do not require imaging until after a month of therapy.