Black Americans with MS have more severe indicators of clinical disability and pathological disease than their white counterparts, even after adjusting for socioeconomic status, finds a large database study.
Healthcare in the U.S. is expensive and doesn’t always achieve the best outcomes. In this article, internists discuss how population health may help rectify this problem.
Physicians who feel valued report less burnout. Michelle Medina, MD, Associate Chief for Clinical Operations in Population Health, gives insight on the transition to value based care.
U.S. database analyses show that risk of readmission for stroke is impacted by race (but not age or sex) and that stroke risk factor prevalence is surging most markedly in rural America.
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Link between surgical outcomes and geographic measures of socioeconomic status and deprivation has important implications for population health and rankings of hospital quality. Jesse Schold, PhD, explains the findings of his recent study, and what it means for the future of healthcare.
Significant racial disparities exist in pregnancy-related mortality rates. Maternal-fetal medicine specialists Kathleen Berkowitz, MD, and Jeff Chapa, MD, explain efforts to improve access and prevention and optimize the management of obstetric emergencies.