Blacks less likely to be prescribed insomnia meds, study finds
Jun 15, 2023
Patients who belong to racial minority groups are much less likely to be prescribed medications after an insomnia diagnosis than white patients, investigators have found.
CMS program had unintended outcome for Black residents with dementia, study suggests
Oct 01, 2021
The rate of schizophrenia diagnoses rose significantly for Black nursing home residents with dementia after the CMS National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care launched in 2012, a new analysis finds.
Adopt new test, and take race out of kidney disease diagnostics, clinicians urged
Sep 24, 2021
Fewer Black patients will be left unaware of their true kidney function status if their healthcare providers switch to a diagnostic test that doesn’t rely on a race variable, according to a new report...
Black patients less likely to seek hospice care than whites, researchers say
Oct 29, 2020
Black patients seek substantially more intensive medical treatment in the last six months of life than whites, a study shows. The investigators recommend that more healthcare providers are trained to promote...
Study links poor financial performance and ‘de facto’ nursing home segregation; raises questions...
Jul 02, 2013
Nursing homes with a high proportion of black residents tend to underperform financially, according to recently published research that raises difficult questions about admissions practices and healthcare...
Blacks’ end-of-life care preferences often overlooked, study finds
Sep 28, 2010
Black patients are less likely than white patients to receive end-of-life care that accurately reflects their preferences, according to new research.