A new study published in Health Affairs found evidence of racial bias in electronic health record (EHR) notes at an urban academic medical center. Researchers believe clinician training and changes to the care delivery model can help address the problem.
Studies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that patients of color are less likely to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and that the vaccine is disproportionately distributed to primarily White communities. Primary care physicians can help alleviate patient concerns and address factors that may prevent them from getting the vaccine with these tips.
American Heart Month is the time of year where patients can recognize and assess their own risks of heart disease. Racial disparities exist in all aspects of the healthcare system, especially when it comes to certain conditions such as heart health. What are some ways physicians can intervene?