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Westerberg BD, Lango MN
Otolaryngology-Related Disorders in Underserved Populations, Otolaryngology Training and Workforce Considerations in North America
Otolaryngol Clin North Am (2018) 51:685-695.
In North America, underserved and vulnerable populations experience poorer health outcomes despite greater per capita health care expenditures. Biologic, behavioral, and socioeconomic factors lead to more advanced disease presentation that may necessitate disparate treatment. Additionally, vulnerable populations are more likely to obtain care from low-volume providers, and are more likely to receive inappropriate care. Disparities in care are exacerbated by the distribution of the physician workforce and limited participation by physicians in the care of vulnerable populations. Multipronged strategies are needed to ameliorate observed disparities in care.
Publication Date: 2018-06-01.
Last updated on Monday, May 04, 2020