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Addressing Unequal Treatment: Disparities in Health Care
CME credit is no longer available for this conference.
Gillian K. SteelFisher

Ms. SteelFisher is a doctoral candidate in the Health Policy program at Harvard University.

Within the past three years, Ms. SteelFisher has been an employee and consultant for a firm whose clients include: ACMI Corp., Aventis, ACMI Corp., Aventis, Bayer Diagnostics, Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Boston Scientific Corp., Bristol Myers Squibb Company, Common Sense, Inc., Cordis Corp., Genzyme Corp., ITC, Lehman Millet, McNeil-PPC, Inc., PerkinElmer, Inc., Pfizer, Inc., Rite Aid Corp., F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd., Schering-Plough Corp. and Unipath Limited.

This Cyberounds is adapted from a research report supported and first published by The Commonwealth Fund (

Release Date: 02/28/2005
Termination Date: 02/28/2008

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour(s).

Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and InterMDnet. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this Cyberounds®, you should be able to:
  • List and discuss reasons for disparities in the amount, timing and quality of health care across different ethnic and racial groups
  • Describe the impact of the disparities on the overall health of the society
  • Discuss possible strategies for equalizing and addressing disparities in health care services and delivery.

This conference may include discussion of commercial products and services.

The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the sponsor or its publisher. Please review complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.
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