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Topics addressed by our survey: Disparities in health care

Selected recent publications using data from the National Health Care Surveys to characterize disparities in health and health care in the United States:


Ginde AA, Espinola JA, Camargo CA Jr. Improved overall trends but persistent racial disparities in emergency department visits for acute asthma, 1993-2005. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2008 Aug;122(2):313-8. Epub 2008 Jun 5.


Bourgeois FT, Shannon MW, Stack AM. "Left Without Being Seen": A National Profile of Children Who Leave the Emergency Department Before Evaluation. Ann Emerg Med. 2008 Apr 30.


Keyhani S, Scobie JV, Hebert PL, McLaughlin MA. Gender disparities in blood pressure control and cardiovascular care in a national sample of ambulatory care visits. Hypertension. 2008 Apr;51(4):1149-55. Epub 2008 Feb 7


Ginde AA, Espinola JA, Camargo CA Jr. Trends and disparities in U.S. emergency department visits for hypoglycemia, 1993-2005. Diabetes Care. 2007 Nov 19; [Epub ahead of print]


Adekoya N. Medicaid/State Children's Health Insurance Program patients and infectious diseases treated in emergency departments: U.S., 2003. Public Health Rep. 2007 Jul-Aug;122(4):513-20.


Gardner RL, Sarkar U, Maselli JH, Gonzales R. Factors associated with longer ED lengths of stay.

Am J Emerg Med. 2007 Jul;25(6):643-50.


Decker SL. Medicaid physician fees and the quality of medical care of Medicaid patients in the USA. Review of Economics of the Household 2007; March 5(1), 95-112.


Holmes JS, Kozak LJ, Owings MF. Use and in-hospital mortality associated with two cardiac procedures, by sex and age: national trends, 1990-2004. Health Aff (Millwood). 2007 Jan-Feb;26(1):169-77.


Akinbami L; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics. The state of childhood asthma, United States, 1980-2005. Adv Data. 2006 Dec 12;(381):1-24.


Esper AM, Moss M, Lewis CA, Nisbet R, Mannino DM, Martin GS. The role of infection and comorbidity: factors that influence disparities in sepsis. Crit Care Med. 2006 Oct;34(10):2576-82.


Han B, Remsburg RE, Iwashyna TJ. Differences in hospice use between black and white patients during the period 1992 through 2000. Med Care. 2006 Aug;44(8):731-7.


Fiscella K, Franks P. Does the content of primary care visits differ by the racial composition of physicians' practices?  Am J Med. 2006 Apr;119(4):348-53.


Lin SX, Larson E. Does provision of health counseling differ by patient race?

Fam Med. 2005 Oct;37(9):650-4.


Ma J, Stafford RS. Quality of US outpatient care: temporal changes and racial/ethnic disparities.  Arch Intern Med. 2005 Jun 27;165(12):1354-61.


Fiscella K, Franks P.  Is patient HMO insurance or physician HMO participation related to racial disparities in primary care? Am J Manag Care. 2005 Jun;11(6):397-402.


Langlois JA, Rutland-Brown W, Thomas KE. The incidence of traumatic brain injury among children in the United States: differences by race. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2005 May-Jun;20(3):229-38.


Dembe AE, Savageau JA, Amick BC 3rd, Banks SM. Racial and ethnic variations in office-based medical care for work-related injuries and illnesses.  J Natl Med Assoc. 2005 Apr;97(4):498-507.


Holmes JS, Arispe IE, Moy E. Heart disease and prevention: race and age differences in heart disease prevention, treatment, and mortality. Med Care. 2005 Mar;43(3 Suppl):I33-41.


Davis JA. Differences in the health care needs and service utilization of women in nursing homes: comparison by race/ethnicity. J Women Aging. 2005;17(3):57-71.


James CA, Bourgeois FT, Shannon MW. Association of race/ethnicity with emergency department wait times. Pediatrics. 2005 Mar;115(3):e310-5.

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