4369.0 Medical Care Section: Student Paper Award Session

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
The session features selected student papers that cover health care disparities. Participants will understand more about access to both preventive services and highly technical treatment availability. Access to medications may be easier for those over 65 but understanding Medicare Part D can be difficult. Details regarding asthma medication and other chronic medications will be discussed for this group. A particularly interesting paper on the actual practice of physicians in training will raise questions about the future quality of primary care. These papers are provocative and will prepare the audience to be more detailed and critical in examining the real world of patient experiences with the health care system.
Session Objectives: 1. Analyze reasons for racial disparities in preventive health care, asthma treatment and transplantation medicine. 2. Explain the impact of Medicare on access to medications 3. Evaluate the skill set of primary care physicians in training to obtain important information during the initial history and physical exam.

Disparities in access to asthma medications in U.S. adults aged 50-64 compared to adults 65 and older
Maithili Deshpande, MS, Joshua M. Thorpe, PhD, MPH and Carolyn T. Thorpe, PhD, MPH
Socially-Perceived Race, Perceived Healthcare Discrimination and Receipt of Preventive Health Services
Tracy MacIntosh, MS, MPH, Mayur M. Desai, PhD, MPH, Tene Lewis, PhD, Beth A. Jones, PhD, MPH, Geraldine Perry, DrPH, RD, Camara Jones, MD, MPH, PhD and Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS
Racial Disparities in Transplantation: What Predicts the Likelihood of Receiving a Donor?
Keren Ladin, MSc, Yves Chretien, BA, Erica Langnas, BA, Joseph Lopez, BA, James Rodrigue, PhD, Didier Mandelbrot, MD, Martha Pavlakis, MD and Douglas Hanto, MD, PhD

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Organized by: Medical Care

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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