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Report Reveals Disparities in Pharmaceutical Treatment for Minority Patients
Date:5/12/2009

positively affect treatment outcomes.
  • Relatively low adherence in filling initial prescriptions, refilling prescriptions and taking medications according to directions has been reported in minority patients being treated for asthma, depression, psychosis, cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis, diabetes and in receiving vaccinations. Low medication adherence in minority populations has been correlated with reduced health status.
  • Much of the association between race/ethnicity and low adherence is explained by low household income, lack of insurance, poor education, low health literacy, language barriers and cultural beliefs. Low adherence may also reflect poor communication by providers, often due to lack of cultural competence training and time/resource constraints.
  • Use of herbal or other folk remedies by persons from various cultural backgrounds can complicate, interact and sometimes detract from treatment with western medicines.
  • Response to medications and optimal dosages may differ due to genetic or environmental factors, or diet. Ethnic differences have been consistently reported in the metabolism, effectiveness and frequency of side effects of many important drugs. Failure to account for these differences when prescribing or selecting agents for formularies or preferred drug lists may lead to suboptimal treatment and disparities.

  • The report is available online at http://store.nmqf.org/p-13-nmqf-e-books.aspx.

    The National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) (http://www.nmqf.org) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization research and educational organization dedica
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