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  • Specifically
  • As opposed to cultural inequality, which focuses on the individual decisions associated with these imbalances, structural inequality refers specifically to the inequalities that are systemically rooted in the normal operations of dominant social institutions, and can be divided into categories like residential segregation or healthcare, employment and educational discrimination. (wikipedia.org)
  • Patients
  • Massachusetts has recognized these disparities, and became the first state to mandate collection of race and ethnicity data on all patients with an inpatient hospitalization, an observation unit stay, or an emergency department visit. (wikipedia.org)
  • Patients must trust that individual healthcare providers are competent and will have their best interest in mind while making treatment decisions. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Center on Health Disparities also works to train interpreters as Qualified Bilingual staff that are available to assist patients and their families who may not speak English, during a medical encounter. (wikipedia.org)
  • issues
  • Thus, there is a compounding of issues that face communities of low socioeconomic status that lead to a lack of both preventative healthcare, and treatment once individuals do fall ill. (wikipedia.org)
  • status
  • Many entrenched risk communities face a diaspora of problems that stem from their socioeconomic status, including higher poverty rates, lower employment rates, low educational needs, and competing needs like housing that take a priority over healthcare. (wikipedia.org)
  • Progress in understanding the nature of health disparities requires data that are race-comparative while overcoming confounding between race, socioeconomic status (SES), and segregation. (wikipedia.org)
  • staff
  • And, they must trust that the healthcare organization and that its staff will manage their medical information with discretion and confidentially. (wikipedia.org)
  • often
  • These regions often consist of a larger percentage of medically underserved individuals, in conjunction with fewer physicians, nurses, and other healthcare workers. (wikipedia.org)
  • outcomes
  • The Elites in the high-RWA group siphoned more than twice the amount that the low-RWA group had, and Altemeyer attributed the disparity in game outcomes to this, as well as a tendency for high-RWAs to care more about their own group than outsiders. (wikipedia.org)
  • This would include patient-reported outcomes, genomics, personalized medicine, the unique needs of health disparity populations (sic. (wikipedia.org)