Tag Archive for ‘health care disparities’

Social determinants of health and surgery: An overview

Describes the social determinants of health such as economics, environment, education, and access to care and examines these factors within a surgical quality improvement framework.

Make the call: A car crash, trauma care, standards, and inequity

Describes the College’s and The Joint Commission’s ongoing efforts to improve trauma care and provides an introduction to Dr. Coleman’s article describing her husband’s experiences at a state-verified Level II trauma center.

The prescription America needs right now is more than a vaccine

The author issues a call to action for health care systems to recognize the harmful effects of implicit bias on patient care through the lens of her husband’s experience at a state-verified Level II trauma center in the Chicago, IL, area.

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking Forward – July 2020

Dr. Hoyt’s Looking forward column—which serves as the cover story this month—outlines leadership strategies for meeting the challenges of two public health crises of our time: the COVID-19 pandemic and racism.

Stop racism

ACS issues call to action on racism as a public health crisis: An ethical imperative

The ACS issued a call to action in early June declaring racism a public health crisis.

Financial toxicity: A growing burden for cancer patients

Financial toxicity: A growing burden for cancer patients

Defines financial toxicity, identifies patients most at risk, and outlines ongoing clinical trials investigating this issue.

A Look at The Joint Commission

Advancing health equity in hospitals

Strategies for achieving health care equity, which contributes to improved surgical outcomes, are outlined.

National Cancer Database

The impact of financial barriers on access to quality care in breast cancer

Eliminating financial barriers and improving access to care will improve the health of individuals with or at risk for breast cancer.

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