By Amy Norton, HealthDay Reporter
Black and Hispanic Americans already face higher risks for dementia than the general population. Many also believe they'd get worse dementia care compared to white patients, according to a new Alzheimer's Association special report.
The U.S. is growing increasingly diverse. But the doctor workforce hasn't followed suit—at least, not as quickly.
That's among the findings of a recent study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania.They conclude that there's a significant need for "more robust policies and programs to create a physician workforce that is demographically representative of the U.S. population."
(Reuters) - Early data on U.S. coronavirus vaccinations released on Monday suggests that Blacks and Hispanics received a smaller proportion of shots than their representation among healthcare workers and nursing home residents, two priority groups for COVID-19 inoculations.
Black and Hispanic or Latinx individuals in the United States are twice as likely as white individuals to say their access to COVID-19 treatments, vaccines and health care is worse than other racial or ethnic groups, an online poll found.