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[Editorial] Health inequities in the USA: closing the gaps

25 Oct 2014

Increased morbidity and mortality in racial and ethnic minorities, people of low socioeconomic status, sexual minorities, and other marginalised groups, has been well documented in the USA. In 2012, the US National Institutes of Health alone spent more than US$2·7 billion on projects classified as health disparities research. Ironically, however, it seems that disparities exist in research aiming to eliminate health disparities. A new report by the American Academy of Medical Colleges and Academy Health—a non-profit organisation for health services and policy researchers—assessed the state of nation's health equity research and found substantial gaps.

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet