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Ethnic minority disparities in cancer treatment: Why the unequal burden?

United States

Ethnic minority disparities in cancer treatment: Why the unequal burden?

hearing before the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, ... Congress, second session, September 25, 2000

by United States

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ISBN 100160659531
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CDC's Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) aims to accelerate CDC’s health impact in the U.S population and to eliminate health disparities for vulnerable populations as defined by race/ethnicity, socio-economic status, geography, gender, age, disability status, risk status related to sex and gender, and among other populations identified to be at-risk for health disparities.   The holistic treatment for cancer should focus on immune system stimulation, correction Pet Essentials for dogs or cats - (Flora, Inc.) Ethnic Minority Disparities In Cancer Treatment: Why The Ethnic Minority Disparities in Cancer Treatment: Why .

theorized to contribute to unequal disease rates; in particular, racial/ethnic minorities have experienced a disproportionate incidence and prevalence of CVD [7, 3]. The literature has illustrated that hypertension, a critical CVD risk factor, is more. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care (with CD)

  Racial and ethnic disparities in health care have been well documented among minority groups with respect to access to care, receipt of care, and quality of care. As a result of these disparities, minority populations are often diagnosed with late stage illness and have inferior outcomes likely leading to increased suffering. The Healthy People initiatives call to eliminate racial disparities and the high placement of breast cancer on the national research agenda make this study timely and insightful for health policymakers, clinicians and other health , the study evaluates the effect of other health system and patient related factors such as.


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Ethnic minority disparities in cancer treatment: Why the unequal burden? by United States Download PDF EPUB FB2

Even among people of higher socioeconomic status, certain racial/ethnic minority groups may experience cancer disparities. These differences may reflect cultural differences such as mistrust of the health care system, fatalistic attitudes about cancer, or apprehension or embarrassment about having certain kinds of medical procedures.

Get this from a library. Ethnic minority disparities in cancer treatment: why the unequal burden?: hearing before the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, second session, Septem [United States.

Congress. House. Committee on. The Unequal Burden of Cancer: An Assessment of NIH Research and Programs for Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved () Chapter: 2 The Burden of Cancer Among Ethnic Minority and the Medically Underserved Populations.

This chapter focuses on the burden of cancer among ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations. These deceptively simple terms conceal the degree of complexity involved in defining the populations and the disease.

The chapter therefore discusses the problems associated with defining ''minorities" and "underserved individuals," the complexity of the disease commonly known as cancer Cited by: 2.

NCBI Bookshelf. A service of the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Understanding and Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care; Smedley BD, Stith AY, Nelson AR, editors.

Unequal Treatment: Cited by: The Institute of Medicine (IoM) Unequal Treatment committee defines healthcare disparities as "racial or ethnic differences in the quality of healthcare that are not due to access-related factors. Cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the USA, poses a unique and multilateral burden to racial/ethnic minorities.

The admixture of comorbid conditions, structural barriers, and psychosocial standing complicates the prevention, diagnosis, and management of cardiovascular disease in racial/ethnic minority populations and requires newer approaches to reduce existing disparities.

In Unequal Treatment, a panel of experts documents this evidence and explores how persons of color experience the health care environment. The book examines how disparities in treatment may arise in health care systems and looks at aspects of the clinical encounter that may contribute to such disparities.

Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care (with CD Committee on Understanding and Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care, Brian D.

Smedley, Adrienne Y. Stith, Alan R. Nelson. This book chapter also provides an overview of breast cancer, racial/ethnic disparities in breast cancer, breast cancer incidence and mortality rate linked to hereditary, major risk factors of.

Excerpted from: Sidney D. Watson, Foreword: Unequal Treatment: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care, 48 Saint Louis University Law Journal 1 (Fall ) (18 Footnotes) (Full Document) Each year the Saint Louis University Law Journal and the School of Law's Center for Health Law Studies host a Symposium on health law.

NCI addressed unequal patterns of standard health care access through CRCHD’s multisite Patient Navigation Research Program (PNRP). The PNRP focused on developing and testing interventions for follow-up and treatment initiation of four cancers with significant disparity: breast.

The National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) as established by law has served as a primary source of ongoing coordination and support of a national health disparities research agenda within the NIH. 16 The Center, now an Institute, serves to continue the legacy of the former Office of Research on Minority Health in.

Racial and ethnic disparities in health care are known to reflect access to care and other issues that arise from differing socioeconomic conditions. There is, however, increasing evidence that even after such differences are accounted for, race and ethnicity remain significant predictors of.

The Unequal Burden of Cancer: An Assessment of NIH Research and Programs for Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved () (Book) Trends in the Healthy of Americans (Health, United States, ) (CDC) Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care () (Book) Wide Disparities in the Income and Assets of.

Leading Causes of Death Heart Disease Cancer Accidents Diabetes 8. Important Indicators of Community Health 1. Health Disparities 2. Health Inequalities 3. Health Inequities 9. Overview of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Murray et al show a difference of 33 years between the longest living and shortest living groups in the U.S.

The term “vulnerable population” has been used in conjunction with health disparity. Flaskerud and colleagues 24 define a vulnerable population as one that experiences health disparities as a direct result of a lack of resources and/or an increased exposure to risk, such as minority populations, the poor, disabled, homosexuals, and immigrants.

According to the NCI's Center to Reduce Health Care Disparities, “the burden of cancer is too often greater for the poor, ethnic minorities, and the uninsured than for the general population.

Many ethnic minorities develop cancer more frequently than the majority of the US white population.”. Disparities in Health and Health Care: Focusing Efforts to Eliminate Unequal Burdens Demographics show that the color of America is changing.

According to the Census data, more than 25% of the U.S. population is composed of ethnic minority groups: % African American, 9% Hispanic, % Asian, and % Native Americans.

Despite therapeutic advancements, disparities in multiple myeloma care exist at several levels affecting optimal patient care and outcomes.

Racial/ethnic disparities in myeloma care are multifactorial with differential utilization of and access to treatments, such as novel drugs and stem cell transplantation, along with the interplay of factors, such as patient age and insurance status.

INTRODUCTION. Racial/ethnic disparities in health and health care recently have received considerable attention. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has issued an annual national health care disparities report since 1,2 Reduction and elimination of disparities is one of the major goals of Healthy People3 part of the strategic plan of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National.Race and health refers to how being identified with a specific race influences health.

Race is a complex concept that changes across time and space and that depends on both self-identification and social recognition.

In the study of race and health, scientists organize people in racial categories depending on different factors such as: phenotype, ancestry, social identity, genetic makeup and. "We know that cancer affects populations differently, including racial and ethnic minority groups bearing an unequal burden of cancer across the United States.

Differences in breast cancer mortality among black and white women are particularly striking," said Laura Makaroff, D.O., senior vice president, Prevention and Early Detection, for the.