Event Title

Examining Disparities in Care in an Uninsured, Diabetic Population

Graduation Year

2013

Location

Room C101, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

20-4-2013 11:00 AM

End Date

20-4-2013 12:00 PM

Description

Diabetes is a common health problem that requires continuing medical care, self-management, and education. However, different populations experience diabetes and diabetes-related care differently. This study examined diabetes care and health outcomes at a Midwest community health clinic serving the uninsured. Data were obtained from medical charts and included demographic information and quality of care indicators. A variety of statistical analyses were used to determine if quality of diabetes care and related health outcomes varied due to age, sex, language, and ethnicity. Implications of the analyses are discussed, including possible interventions to reduce these disparities.

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Apr 20th, 11:00 AM Apr 20th, 12:00 PM

Examining Disparities in Care in an Uninsured, Diabetic Population

Room C101, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

Diabetes is a common health problem that requires continuing medical care, self-management, and education. However, different populations experience diabetes and diabetes-related care differently. This study examined diabetes care and health outcomes at a Midwest community health clinic serving the uninsured. Data were obtained from medical charts and included demographic information and quality of care indicators. A variety of statistical analyses were used to determine if quality of diabetes care and related health outcomes varied due to age, sex, language, and ethnicity. Implications of the analyses are discussed, including possible interventions to reduce these disparities.