Healthcare Equity Resources

The medical profession must promote justice in the health care system. Physicians should work to eliminate discrimination in health care, whether based on race, gender, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, religion or any other social category.

- Charter on Professionalism, ABIM 2005

Our educational community is intent on understanding barriers to care for all patient populations we treat. This page contains resources our academic care teams reference as they understand and work to lower barriers to care experienced by our patients, care team or community.
References for Bias, Health Equity and Barriers to Care
Note: References posted are for personal educational use by faculty and residents. Beyond such use, written permission must be requested from the author or publisher.
Implicit Bias inHealthcare Settings in Healthcare professionals: A systematic Review

Fitzgerald and Hurst. BMC Medical Ethics (2017) 18:19 pp 1-18
Forty two articles are reviewed in this analysis of implicit bias in health care teams. Stereotypes and bias were present and associated with a lower quality of care for affected patients.
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Addressing Social Determinants to Improve Patient Care and Promote Health Equity: An American College of Physicians Position Paper
Daniel H., et al. Annals Internal Medicine. 2018; 168:577-78
Social determinants of health are nonmusical factors that can affect a person's overall health and health outcomes. The ACP explores this an highlights the need to address systemic issues hindering health equity.
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