The likelihood of death following a traumatic brain injury is twice as high for people of color than white people, a new study reports. Researchers found no bias in health care following TBI, and suggest the increased risk is due to underlying disparities.
Study reveals racial disparities in access to the correct medications for Alzheimer's patients. Asian and black patients are less likely to be prescribed anti-dementia medications and have an increased likelihood of being prescribed antipsychotic medications.
African Americans who suffer from major depressive disorder are more likely to be misdiagnosed as suffering from schizophrenia than people from other ethnic or racial groups. Findings suggest doctors may be putting more emphasis on psychotic symptoms, rather than depressive symptoms when assessing African American patients.