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Overcoming racial disparities

Racial disparities were evident in three of the six measures that Qualis Health studied for Washington's Medicare population.

Numerous studies have shown that even when issues such as income are accounted for, racial disparities in healthcare are apparent nationwide.

Get resources for addressing this issue in your practice.

Provider-Oriented Resources

Choosing Wisely
Review the full list of Choosing Wisely recommendations and see the archive of the monthly Choosing Wisely publication Updates from the Field

Dementia Care
Review non-pharamacological approaches and other best practices in caring for people with dementia.

Antibiotic Stewardship
Get best-practice recommendations across settings of care.

Examining Treatment for Cancer Patients
Two studies have garnered attention: one examines the benefit of introducing palliative care soon after a cancer diagnosis, and the other finds that end-of-life chemotherapy treatment may do more harm than good.

End-of-Life Discussions and Care
Improve your ability and comfort in guiding patients (and their families) to consider these important choices.

Patient Education Materials

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Consumer Reports articles are available in English and Spanish

  • Brain scans for head injuries
    When you need them—and when you don’t

  • Imaging tests for headaches
    When you need a CT scan or MRI—and when you don’t

  • Colds, flu, and other respiratory illnesses in adults:
    When you need antibiotics—and when you don’t

  • Treating disruptive behavior in people with dementia
    Antipsychotic drugs are usually not the best choice

  • End-of-life care for people with advanced cancer
    When to end cancer treatment and focus on treatment to improve quality of life