THURSDAY, May 30, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Cancer patients receive less effective treatment at hospitals that mainly serve minority communities, a new study shows. More than 9% of cancer patients are treated at hospitals where a significant percentage of patients are from minority groups, researchers say. Those patients are lessContinue Reading

TUESDAY, March 12, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Americans living in areas where primary care doctors and nurse practitioners are in short supply face a greater risk for emergency surgeries and complications, new research shows. They’re also more likely to wind up back in the hospital after they’ve left it. That’sContinue Reading

MONDAY, Feb. 19, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Hispanic Americans who are hospitalized and placed on ventilators have a higher risk of death than their white peers, and new research may reveal a reason why. The study found that Hispanic patients in respiratory failure receive heavy sedation at a rate thatContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Nearly half of health care workers nationwide say they’ve seen discrimination against patients while on the job, a new report reveals. While 47% of health workers said they’ve witnessed discrimination against patients in their facilities, 52% said racism against patients is a majorContinue Reading