Diversity in Medicine
Standard measure may underestimate OSA in Black patients
Measurement error may be the culprit in underdiagnosing obstructive sleep apnea in Black patients.
From the Journals
Number of cancer survivors with functional limitations doubled in 20 years
The 70% prevalence of functional limitation among survivors in 2018 is nearly twice that of the general population.
Type of insurance linked to length of survival after lung surgery
Having public or a combination of public and private insurance was associated with worse 10-year overall survival.
Sleep duration of Black infants increased by intervention
Findings may help address long-standing inequities in babies’ sleep which may lead to poorer outcomes, including higher obesity rates, for Black...
Zero tolerance for patient bias: Too harsh? Clinicians respond
Should a patient’s request for a health care practitioner of a different race or sex always be accommodated? A recent blog called for a zero...
Physician sues AMA for defamation over 2022 election controversy
The lawsuit sheds light on the power dynamics of a politically potent organization that has more than 271,000 members and holds assets of $1.2...
Physicians react: Climate change and other social issues
Around half of physicians rated climate change among their five most important issues, according to results of a Medscape survey.
Race and gender: Tailoring treatment for sleep disorders is preferred and better
Sleep disparities are multifactorial and it is important to focus on social determinants of poor sleep.
Achieving diversity, equity and inclusion: Invite everyone and build a team
Don’t recruit diverse people to your program and then have them come and feel not included.
Climate change magnifies health effects of wildfire smoke in care deserts
About 5.5 million Americans live in the 488 counties where drive times to pulmonologists are an hour or more.