Ethnic disparities in diabetes care: Myth or reality?

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Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Ethnic disparities in disease management have been clearly documented across the medical field, but appear to be an even greater issue with regards to chronic disease. While various gaps in the provision of quality care persist, there have been some improvements in addressing some of those challenges. The purpose of this review is to highlight some of the persistent gaps in the provision of healthcare, with a focus on disparities seen in vulnerable populations, as well as opportunities to address those disparities. RECENT FINDINGS: Disparities in the provision of health persist, especially in vulnerable populations. There is a growing awareness to actively address these issues. A number of projects have been undertaken to assess their impact on the provision of quality healthcare and consequent outcomes, with mixed results. For vulnerable populations, it appears that individualized, repeated, culturally sensitive interventions that involve the community from their inception have had the greatest positive impact. SUMMARY: A growing body of data is emerging to not only highlight the disparities in healthcare we still confront in the USA, but to also implement strategies to successfully address and resolve those challenges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)128-134
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2008

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Quality of Health Care
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Disease Management
Chronic Disease
Delivery of Health Care
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Keywords

  • Diabetes
  • Ethnic disparities
  • Quality of care
  • Socioeconomic status

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Medicine(all)

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Ethnic disparities in diabetes care : Myth or reality? / Meneghini, Luigi.

In: Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity, Vol. 15, No. 2, 04.2008, p. 128-134.

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