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Study: Critical Care Improvements May Differ Depending on Hospital’s Patient Population

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

A new study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center reveals that while critical care outcomes in ICUs steadily improved over a decade at hospitals with few minority patients, ICUs with a more diverse patient population did not progress comparably.

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Released:
17-Jan-2020 10:15 AM EST
Newswise: Study Finds Disparity in Critical Care Deaths Between Non-Minority and Minority Hospitals
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Study Finds Disparity in Critical Care Deaths Between Non-Minority and Minority Hospitals

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

While deaths steadily declined over a decade in intensive care units at hospitals with few minority patients, in ICUs with large numbers of minority patients, there was less improvement, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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Released:
14-Jan-2020 4:00 PM EST
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Diversity Practices: Challenges and Strategies

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Years of inequality have led to lasting challenges faced by minorities in opportunities for advancement. Efforts to “manage diversity” could benefit from education about historical context, as well as contemporary experience, that lead to low inclusion. Courtney McCluney discusses challenges of diversity practices and potential solutions.

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Released:
15-Jan-2020 12:35 PM EST
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Black Patients Have Worse Outcomes of Lower Spinal Fusion Surgery

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Black patients undergoing lumbar (lower) spinal fusion surgery have worse outcomes – including higher complication rates, more hospital days, and higher costs – compared to white patients, suggests a study in Spine. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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Released:
15-Jan-2020 10:10 AM EST
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Newswise: Racial disparities in heart failure explained

Racial disparities in heart failure explained

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Researchers at UT Southwestern have uncovered evidence that the higher prevalence of “malignant” enlargement of the heart among blacks contributes to the higher incidence of heart failure in this population.

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Released:
14-Jan-2020 3:00 PM EST
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Newswise: Public health experts awarded funds to ‘get out the count’ for 2020 census

Public health experts awarded funds to ‘get out the count’ for 2020 census

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

To make sure historically undercounted populations along the Texas-Mexico border are included in the 2020 census, faculty at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) are joining forces with the U.S. Census Bureau, community health workers, and local organizations to launch a collaborative campaign in the El Paso region.

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14-Jan-2020 2:05 PM EST
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Glaucoma Does Discriminate: Here’s What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

During Glaucoma Awareness Month in January, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is urging people to be screened, especially if you are at increased risk of glaucoma.

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Released:
14-Jan-2020 6:00 AM EST
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Newswise: U.S. protections for constitutional rights falling behind global peers
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U.S. protections for constitutional rights falling behind global peers

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

New research from the WORLD Policy Analysis Center at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (WORLD) shows that the United States is falling behind its global peers when it comes to guarantees for key constitutional rights. Researchers identified key gaps in the U.S. including guarantees of the right to health, gender equality, and rights for persons with disabilities.

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Released:
8-Jan-2020 9:00 PM EST
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Black Workers’ Status in a Company Informs Perceptions of Workplace Racial Discrimination

Washington University in St. Louis

“Research shows that black individuals encounter an enormous amount of racial discrimination in the workplace, including exclusion from critical social networks, wage disparities and hiring disadvantages,” said Adia Harvey Wingfield, co-author of the study “Getting In, Getting Hired, Getting Sideways Looks: Organizational Hierarchy and Perceptions of Racial Discrimination."

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13-Jan-2020 2:40 PM EST
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