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Health disparities (also called healthcare inequality in some countries) refer to gaps in the quality of health and health care across racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and socioeconomic groups.
Reducing health care disparities through changes in payment and delivery system

Reducing health care disparities through changes in payment and delivery system

Researchers find disparities in diabetes rates and foregone medical care

Researchers find disparities in diabetes rates and foregone medical care

Obamacare narrows treatment gap between white and Mexican-heritage Latino hypertension patients

Obamacare narrows treatment gap between white and Mexican-heritage Latino hypertension patients

New navigation program improves outcomes, longevity of care for HIV-infected adolescents and youth

New navigation program improves outcomes, longevity of care for HIV-infected adolescents and youth

Exposure to high prenatal stress and air pollution linked to increased risk for childhood asthma

Exposure to high prenatal stress and air pollution linked to increased risk for childhood asthma

Research finds high prevalence of undiagnosed sleep disorders among African Americans

Research finds high prevalence of undiagnosed sleep disorders among African Americans

Exposure to air pollution may disturb good night's sleep

Exposure to air pollution may disturb good night's sleep

New findings could lead to first broadly effective ebolavirus therapies and vaccines

New findings could lead to first broadly effective ebolavirus therapies and vaccines

UI Health first in the Midwest to offer improved minimally invasive treatment for atrial fibrillation

UI Health first in the Midwest to offer improved minimally invasive treatment for atrial fibrillation

The health system has improved in Israel, but challenges still remain

The health system has improved in Israel, but challenges still remain

Research examines impact of language barriers on patient outcomes in home health care

Research examines impact of language barriers on patient outcomes in home health care

Study finds higher rates of suicidal thoughts and attempts among transgender adults

Study finds higher rates of suicidal thoughts and attempts among transgender adults

Mexican-American stroke survivors less likely to receive inpatient rehabilitation, study reveals

Mexican-American stroke survivors less likely to receive inpatient rehabilitation, study reveals

Study evaluates treatment patterns and outcomes of elderly patients with early-stage esophageal cancer

Study evaluates treatment patterns and outcomes of elderly patients with early-stage esophageal cancer

New grant to support research on mental health needs of Pacific Islanders

New grant to support research on mental health needs of Pacific Islanders

Many patients struggle to understand complex health insurance plans, survey finds

Many patients struggle to understand complex health insurance plans, survey finds

Researchers develop novel genetic score to calculate age-specific risk of Alzheimer's disease

Researchers develop novel genetic score to calculate age-specific risk of Alzheimer's disease

Dana-Farber and Lifespan enter into strategic alliance to advance cancer treatment and research

Dana-Farber and Lifespan enter into strategic alliance to advance cancer treatment and research

Modern guidelines may miss some African-Americans eligible for statin therapy

Modern guidelines may miss some African-Americans eligible for statin therapy

Researchers explore genomic underpinnings of obesity in continental Africans and African-Americans

Researchers explore genomic underpinnings of obesity in continental Africans and African-Americans