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January 11th, 2018

Presence of adjustable exam tables doesn’t ensure equitable care for patients with disabilities, research shows

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

Research has shown patients with disabilities can face challenges to receiving the same level of care as those without disabilities. One way that health care organizations and policymakers attempt to address this issue is by providing accessibility equipment. But new research led by Mayo Clinic finds simply having this equipment, like height-adjustable exam tables, may […]

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Tags: disabilities, disparities research, Dr. Sean Phelan, health disparities research, Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery


January 12th, 2017

Health Disparities Research Retreat Focuses on Closing Gaps for Underserved

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Over 100 researchers, clinicians, educators and administrators from across Mayo Clinic, as well as outside community members, gathered in Rochester, Minnesota, for the Office of Heath Disparities Research (OHDR) Annual Retreat in October. The meeting was a platform to share science updates, learn about study support and other resources, delve into health disparities topics and collaborate […]

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Tags: disparities research, diversity, health disparity, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, NIMHD, Office of Health Disparities Research, underserved


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