When an unauthorized immigrant suffers a brain injury, who decides when treatment is withdrawn? An ethical dilemma touches on issues of clinician autonomy and justice versus patient and family autonomy.
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.
Health providers are paying more attention to communicating more effectively with patients and their families about their care, although progress is occurring at a modest pace, according to findings from AHRQ’s newly released Chartbook on Patient- and Family-Centered Care.
The overall proportion of Americans age 65 and older who have ever been vaccinated against pneumonia, a leading killer of seniors, increased from 53% to 60% between 2000 and 2008, according to the latest News and Numbers from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Most fracture incidence studies have focused on hip fractures among White women. A new study examined fractures at the hip and five other anatomical sites and included more population subgroups than prior studies...
Researchers examining racial and ethnic disparities in the diagnosis and treatment of depression among the elderly found that 4.2% of Blacks received a diagnosis of depression compared to 6.4% of Whites, 7.2% of Hispanics, and 3.8% of other groups.