Wednesday, July 4, 2012
For Minority Physicians
Report: Disparities persist as quality improves slowly
Overall quality improved at a rate of 2.5 percent a year between 2002 and 2008, but access to care did not, according to a report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). However, the report also found that more gaps in quality of care narrowed slightly during the six-year period than got worse.
The report, the ninth annual edition of the AHRQ's National Healthcare Disparities Report, shows that the greatest disparities were seen in ethnicity and income levels. View an American Medical News story about the report.
Attend this year's NMA annual meeting
Join your colleagues in attending the National Medical Association's (NMA) annual Convention and Scientific Assembly, which will take place July 28–Aug. 1 in New Orleans. Network with other physicians, participate in hands-on activities and attend seminars addressing critical concerns for a variety of medical specialties.
The AMA Minority Affairs Section strongly encourages physicians to attend this meeting to further enhance their clinical knowledge and to take full advantage of the specialty workshop sessions.