Older Hispanics Are Immunized at Lower Rates Than Their Non-Hispanic White Counterparts
Hispanic seniors, especially if Spanish-preferring and in linguistically isolated areas, are immunized at lower rates than non-Hispanic whites. Physicians and policymakers may be able to help by addressing cultural and linguistic barriers to immunization.
More Research on Diversity and Health
Prolonged Stays in the Emergency Department Are Common for Pediatric Patients Admitted to the Hospital from the ED
Children admitted to the hospital seem more likely to have a prolonged stay in the emergency department if they are Hispanic, come to the ED in the winter, and arrive early in the morning.
More Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Research
Which Public Interventions Are Most Cost-Effective in Promoting Physical Activity?
This study compared the cost-effectiveness of different public interventions for promoting exercise and found that community-based campaigns and school-based interventions have the greatest potential to be scaled up at the lowest costs.
More Public Health Research
Treating Depression Is Essential to Maximizing the Benefits of HIV Treatment
Depression affects self-efficacy, work status, and condom use among HIV+ men in sub-Saharan Africa.
More Global Health Research
Is the Choice of Physician and Hospital an Essential Health Benefit?
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires that the federal government define an essential benefit package for individuals who will obtain insurance through the new health insurance exchanges. Should ability to choose one’s own physician and hospital be considered essential?
Developing Performance Indicators for Evaluating the Quality of Mental Health Care
This paper presents the methodology used to develop a comprehensive set of performance indicators in a national evaluation of the mental healthcare delivered by the Veterans Health Administration.
More Mental Health Research
Making Housing More Affordable for Both Renters and Homeowners Could Improve Health
People living in unaffordable housing are more likely to rate their health as poor.
More Diversity and Health Research