• 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference: Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older AdultsJoin us at the 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference:
    Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older Adults

    April 14-18, 2020, Honolulu, HI.

    Earn up to 18 CNE hours.

     

    Find out more about it and REGISTER today!

  • AwardNew for GAPNA members: MCM Education

    GAPNA has partnered with a MCM Education to offer an ongoing series of CNE programs available to GAPNA members. "Diagnosing and Managing Parkinson’s Disease in Older Adults," is the latest program offered.

    Parkinson’s disease (PD) is characterized by both motor and nonmotor symptoms. It is diagnosed based on the presence of two of four motor symptoms including rest tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and gait imbalance...

    Find out about it!

  • ConventionCALL FOR: Podium and Poster Abstracts

    For the 38th GAPNA Annual Conference
    at the Hyatt Regency
    New Orleans, LA, September 24-26, 2020

    GAPNA members are invited to submit an abstract about their innovative work, that should enrich the APRN's knowledge and/or enhance the care of an older adult.

    Find out more info and deadline dates

  • FREE CE for GAPNA MembersFREE continuing education credit is available for the following session:

    "Update in Chronic Kidney Disease Management and Prescribing"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)


    For January/February 2020 - Get Your Free CNE Now!

More Americans Have Health Insurance and Receive Safer Care, But Gains Remain Uneven Among Minorities

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) 2016 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report shows quality of health care continues to improve gradually each year but gains remain uneven among minorities.

Some of the biggest improvements are in measures of “person-centered care,” such as communication between doctors and their patients, and the safety of medical care, such as fewer complications among hospital patients who were taking anticoagulants other than warfarin.

The report also indicates fewer people were uninsured, as 11% of people under age 65 were uninsured in 2016 compared with 18% in 2010.

However, most disparities in healthcare quality continued to persist, with no significant improvements for any racial or ethnic groups, especially people in poor, low-income and uninsured households, as well as Blacks and Hispanics.

As a companion to the report, AHRQ’s Chartbook on Patient Safety provides new data on dozens of safety measures, such as the rate of central line-associated bloodstream infections decreasing by more than 40% between 2009 and 2014.

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