Study: Disabilities fell overall across decade, but cognitive issues persisted in Black Americans
Aug 31, 2023
While certain disabilities declined in the decade from 2008 to 2017 among older adults, Black people experienced more cognitive problems at the beginning and end of the decade, a new study shows.
Omitting race, ethnicity in clinical risk models may lead to worse care, cancer study finds
Jun 20, 2023
Removing race and ethnicity from clinical risk prediction algorithms may backfire, results from a new study of cancer care suggest.
Race, geographic disparities found in 30-day readmissions for people with dementia
Mar 13, 2023
Black and non-Hispanic white Medicare beneficiaries living with dementia have a higher burden of 30-day readmission rates than their peers without dementia, researchers report
Report: Race, ethnic health disparities apparent through most of pandemic
Mar 09, 2023
People of color have experienced higher infection rates and deaths from COVID-19 than white people over much of the pandemic, a Kaiser Family Foundation report has found.
Study: Black vets with COVID less likely to receive drug therapies than white vets
Oct 28, 2022
Older Black veterans hospitalized with COVID-19 were less likely to receive drug treatments for their illness than older white veterans, a study of over 43,000 patients has found.
Study: U.S. life expectancy rose between 2000 and 2019, with some wide gaps
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Jun 22, 2022
Life expectancy for Black Americans increased more than that of any other group in most U.S. counties. This may reflect a reversal of gains in the white population, according to the NIH.
Study: Social determinants of health factor into home care transitions
May 24, 2022
New research suggests that patients transitioning from hospitals and skilled care to home care settings often have different experiences, with social determinants and racial disparities potentially playing...
Screen racial, ethnic groups at lower BMI levels for diabetes, researchers say
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May 13, 2022
A newly vetted set of BMI diagnosis thresholds can help clinicians catch diabetes earlier in higher risk groups, investigators say.
One-third of older adults say clinicians neglect their care preferences
Apr 06, 2022
Income, race and insurance status play an outsized role in whether a patient’s care preferences are taken into account by providers, according to a survey of 36,000 led in part by LeadingAge.
Racial disparity seen in initiation of newer diabetes meds
Feb 01, 2022
Significantly lower rates of initiation seen in Black and American Indian or Alaskan Native individuals