Navigation Links
Medicare Marked by Widespread Racial disparities

Older whites are likelier than older black adults to have their blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol under control//, although the even if they belong to a high-quality Medicare plan, researchers reported Tuesday.

The findings, published in Wednesday's Journal of the American Medical Association, show that racial disparities are common throughout the Medicare system.

Lead study author Dr. Amal N. Trivedi of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island said, "This is not a limited problem within a few health plans. It's something they'll all have to address."

The extent to which patients have their blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar under control is considered a key indicator of health plan quality. Although studies have long pointed to health disparities between white and black Americans, new research shows that this is not necessarily due to black Americans choosing lower-quality health plans.

Trivedi's team analyzed around 151 Medicare health plans and found racial disparities within individual plans, including "high-performing" ones where a good percentage of patients were observed to have their high blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar in check.

On the whole it was found that the proportion of African Americans who had these conditions under control was 6.8 to 14.4 percentage points lower compared with whites.

Trivedi said, "We know that people who have their blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar controlled are less likely to have a heart attack, stroke or die prematurely."

He said that it would therefore be important to address the racial gaps this study uncovered. Trivedi noted that one of the obstacles is that although the federal government requires Medicare plans to report data on overall quality of care, most plans do not collect information on the race and ethnicity of their members. "So many of these plans may be unaware they have racial disparities," he sa
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. House heads for Medicare drug vote
2. Medicare Drug Deadline not to be extended
3. New Medicare Plan - Mixed Reaction among Pharmacists.
4. Medicare Data would help in Drug Validation
5. Medicare Queries Expected To Increase Over Time
6. Medicare to cover services provided by rural health care personnels.
7. Cancer test expenses taken up by Medicare
8. Nurse Practitioners Are Not Recognized By Medicare
9. Medicare Drug Plan Is Not Working in The US
10. Blue Cross Signs Up 110,000 Minnesotans For Part D Medicare Plans
11. Rising Medicare costs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Medicare Marked Widespread Racial disparities

(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... Coco Libre announced today that ... and VIPs at the 2015 Vans US Open of Surfing, July 25 through August ... claim “no added sugar” on the market, is a natural choice given the Open’s ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... Ticket Down is a reliable source ... to catch a new and refreshing show on Broadway, look no further than Hamilton. ... an Obie Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Award, Lucille Lortel Award, and ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... According to an article published ... if they could reach a consensus on the steps that need to be taken ... group reached 90 percent consensus on a series of steps that each surgeon must ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... July 31, ... ... Jason T. Brown’s live lecture on pharmaceutical negligence is now available online ... was well received with a 94% approval rating from the nationwide audience. ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... July 31, 2015 , ... As part ... believes community involvement and support of animal welfare organizations is essential to the longevity ... third consecutive year in the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) annual Presents ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Coco Libre Brings Eco-conscious Hydration to Vans US Open of Surfing 2Health News:Cheap Hamilton Tickets at Richard Rodgers Theatre: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Hamilton in New York City at the Richard Rodgers Theatre 2Health News:Cheap Hamilton Tickets at Richard Rodgers Theatre: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Hamilton in New York City at the Richard Rodgers Theatre 3Health News:Cheap Hamilton Tickets at Richard Rodgers Theatre: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Hamilton in New York City at the Richard Rodgers Theatre 4Health News:Cheap Hamilton Tickets at Richard Rodgers Theatre: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Hamilton in New York City at the Richard Rodgers Theatre 5Health News:Cheap Hamilton Tickets at Richard Rodgers Theatre: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Hamilton in New York City at the Richard Rodgers Theatre 6Health News:Cheap Hamilton Tickets at Richard Rodgers Theatre: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Hamilton in New York City at the Richard Rodgers Theatre 7Health News:Article on Plastic Surgery Consensus Highlights the Duties of Veteran Plastic Surgeons, says Beverly Hills Physicians 2Health News:Article on Plastic Surgery Consensus Highlights the Duties of Veteran Plastic Surgeons, says Beverly Hills Physicians 3Health News:Re-Broadcast of Nationally Renowned Trial Attorney Jason T. Brown's Lecture on Pharmaceutical Negligence Now Available 2Health News:Dallas-based Park Cities Pet Sitter Selects Non-Profit Animal Welfare Organization “Angie’s Friends” as this Year’s Recipient of their Presents 4 Pets Supply Drive. 2Health News:Dallas-based Park Cities Pet Sitter Selects Non-Profit Animal Welfare Organization “Angie’s Friends” as this Year’s Recipient of their Presents 4 Pets Supply Drive. 3Health News:Dallas-based Park Cities Pet Sitter Selects Non-Profit Animal Welfare Organization “Angie’s Friends” as this Year’s Recipient of their Presents 4 Pets Supply Drive. 4
... TUESDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Many employers in the ... disabilities due to preconceived ideas that they can,t do the ... non-disabled workers, a new study contends. University of New ... United States and found similar concerns related to the hiring ...
... ANN ARBOR, Mich. A mutant protein found in nearly ... cancer,s development but in its continued growth, according to a ... The finding suggests a possible target for developing new ways ... mutations in the Kras gene are what cause pancreatic cancer ...
... researchers at the University of Exeter Peninsula College of Medicine ... pressure between arms could be a useful indicator of the ... add support to the calls for both-arm blood pressure checks ... in The Lancet online today (30th January) and ...
... Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter , THURSDAY, Jan. 26 ... molecular test can provide insight into whether patients are at ... form of lung cancer. The test, which is ... undergo chemotherapy to prevent the cancer from returning. There ...
... An itch is just an itch. Or is it? ... at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and a world-renowned itch ... related to the itch,s location. While previous studies by ... relief at different body sites and related pleasurability had not ...
... (HealthDay News) -- Positive reinforcement, such as receiving small, ... seems to help patients with high blood pressure take ... of black Americans. The findings are significant because ... and death, the researchers from the Center for Healthful ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Hospitality Not a Friendly Industry for Disabled Workers: Study 2Health News:Gene linked to pancreatic cancer growth, U-M study finds 2Health News:2-arm blood pressure check indicator for risk from heart disease or death 2Health News:Test Might Predict Risk of Lung Cancer's Return 2Health News:Body location plays part in scratching pleasure 2Health News:Positive Reinforcement May Help Patients Take Their Meds 2
(Date:7/31/2015)... , July 31, 2015 Egalet Corporation ... specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing and ... of its previously announced underwritten public offering of ... public offering price of $11.25 per share. The ... 1,000,000 shares issued upon the exercise in full ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... India , July 31, 2015 ... CRM solutions for video, data and cloud computing ... with a leading pharma giant for Internet of ... different IoT applications offered on subscription model. ... Pharma giant is striving for business innovations ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... Inc. (NYSE: RMD ) today announced results for ... quarter was $453.1 million, a 9 percent increase compared ... percent increase on a constant currency basis).  Net income ... 30, 2014.  Diluted earnings per share for the quarter ... 2014.  The results for the quarter ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Egalet Announces Closing of Public Offering of Common Stock and Exercise in Full of Underwriters' Option to Purchase Additional Shares 2Egalet Announces Closing of Public Offering of Common Stock and Exercise in Full of Underwriters' Option to Purchase Additional Shares 3Egalet Announces Closing of Public Offering of Common Stock and Exercise in Full of Underwriters' Option to Purchase Additional Shares 4Magnaquest Signs a POC With a Leading Pharma Giant in Europe to Manage Subscription Management and Billing for Internet of Things (IoT) 2ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 2ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 3ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 4ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 5ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 6ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 7ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 8ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 9ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 10ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 11ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 12ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 13ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 14ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 15ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 16
Bone cement with Gentamicin 2.5%....
... Techno-Aide provides the highest level of ... quality lead protective eyewear. Consistent ... tolerance allowed. Mfg supervised by Licensed ... lens meet or exceed standards for ...
... fit large designer goggle includes ... bridge providing a more comfortable, ... nose. The head strap design ... fit. The acrylic side shields ...
... steel base metal with gold electro-plate, the ... Includes adjustable non-slip silicon nose pads for ... custom fitted lead sheet side shields that ... for increased scatter radiation protection. (Temples on ...
Medicine Products: