To address health equity in lupus, we need to understand the cause of disparities in the treatment of lupus. The health disparity is the differences in the prevalence, mortality, incidence, and burden of disease that exist among specific demographics and populations.
Category Archives: health Equity
Do More than “No Harm”
A 2018 report from USA Today found that the U.S. has among the highest risk to delivering mothers to experience deadly or near-death injuries. Not for unpreventable reasons, but due to skipped safety procedures such as failure to track blood loss.
Medical-debt in New York: What patients can do to fight back
In many neighborhoods that are underserved already hospitals are trying to close or buy a hospital that’s not doing very well and then shut it down. Or they’ll say we’re going to close the maternity ward or the emergency room, things like that, that has a huge impac
Covid19 Illuminates Communication Barriers for LEP Patients in the U.S
Unfortunately, when patients and doctors don’t speak the same language, patients face incredible difficulty understanding treatments. This results in more healthcare resources being used than required due to more readmissions, more testing, and more extended periods of hospital stays.
Diversity and Inclusion Is Vital in Clinical Trials
The common assumption in any clinical trial process is that the investigators use data from a small sample group to generalize the findings to the broader population. In recent years, there have been campaigns towards the systematic adoption of the diversity and inclusion concept
Patient Empowerment & Nutritional Disparities
Food deserts are a prime example of the link between racial injustice and food access. As reports indicate, years of structural racism and stereotypes about African Americans has made it significantly harder for them to access supermarkets.