Disparity

By Felipe De Los Santos
In Health Law
Feb 21st, 2013
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As health providers and patients use more technology, new ways of addressing health care disparities are emerging. In 2009 Congress passed important federal legislation that addresses the digital infrastructure for medical care, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH). Recently in 2010, Congress passed the Patient Protection and ...
By Kate Greenwood
In Disparities
Jan 6th, 2013
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I highly recommend Kimani Paul-Emile’s provocative article in the latest issue of the UCLA Law Review, Patients’ Racial Preferences and the Medical Culture of Accommodation, in which she “makes the counterintuitive claim … that the law does and should permit” physicians and hospitals to accommodate “patients’ racial preferences with respect to their choice of physician...
By Tara Adams Ragone
In Disparities
May 31st, 2012
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Ruqaiijah A. Yearby, Professor of Law and Associate Director of the Law-Medicine Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, has written another important article focusing attention on persistent racial disparities in health care access and outcomes, “Breaking the Cycle of ‘Unequal Treatment’ with Health Care Reform: Acknowledging and Add...
By Tara Adams Ragone
In Recommended Reading
Apr 3rd, 2012
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As proof that the only news in health law does not involve the Supreme Court’s consideration of the challenge to the Affordable Care Act, here are some interesting recent articles that are worth a read: 1.      Frank McClellan and others recently released the results of their study, “Do Poor People Sue Doctors More Frequently? Confronting […]...
By Michael Ricciardelli
In Disparities
Sep 8th, 2011
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Case Western’s Disparities blog has a brief article/announcement  well worth considering.  They write: The Department of Health and Human Services has devised a plan to end racial and ethnic disparities throughout the United States. The new plan will focus on recruiting undergraduates from underserved communities and steer them towards a careers in public health ...