Posts Tagged ‘healthcare disparities’

The One Percent of Healthcare

September 14, 2013 — The one percent of healthcare is the group of patients who account for 21% of total healthcare expenditures even though they are only one percent of the patients in the system. The data come from the 2010 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The analysis is from Statistical Brief #421 […]

Healthcare Disparities Widening

February 14, 2013 — Physicians and other providers have known for some time about healthcare disparities. In a recent editorial, the American Medical Association (AMA) president, Jeremy A. Lazarus, forcefully states that it is well beyond time that these inequalities are eliminated. The latest National Healthcare Disparities Report examines the existing disparities in healthcare delivery related to racial and […]