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Disparities in Healthcare

Thursday, February 10, 2005 at 10:46 AM

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Although doctors and other healthcare professionals are sworn to treat people in need, the quality of that treatment sometimes can vary depending on a patient's racial or ethnic background. "Cultural competency" is a new term that is becoming increasingly popular in the medical community, these days. It suggests that there is more to treating a patient than taking a blood pressure or checking a heart rate. ideastream's David C. Barnett has this report.

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