Research and Markets: Provision Of Culturally Competent Care In The Emergency Department: Challenges And Solutions

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets( has announced the addition of the "Provision Of Culturally Competent Care In The Emergency Department: Challenges And Solutions" report to their offering.

The American health care system is the envy of the world for its technological resources and ability to creatively solve age-old medical issues. As our health care system evolves, it continually improves efforts to provide high-quality health care to all Americans.

Unfortunately, not all patients benefit equally from the health advances of the 20th century. In fact, race, ethnicity, and primary language have a significant impact on patients' risk of disease and the quality of care they receive in the health care setting.

Racial disparities in health and health care and the challenges they pose to equity, quality of life, and productivity will increase in magnitude as our country becomes more diverse. Population projections based on the 2000 US Census suggest that by the year 2050 the African American population will nearly double, the Asian population will double, and the Hispanic population will nearly triple.

Patients from these population groups access the health care system via the emergency department at much higher rates than the general population. In order to reduce the growing impact of disparities, they need to be recognized and their root causes understood and addressed at all levels in the provision of health care, from federal initiatives to individual physician practices.

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