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Publication Date

11-6-2017

Keywords

underserved, minorities, LGBTQ, diversity, health care providers, residency, medical education, health administration

Abstract

The author and issue editor describes the changing faces of health care as well as movements undertaken by U.S. health systems over the last two decades to improve the treatment and documented outcomes of minority or impoverished patients and to understand the impact of cultural differences on patient care. While much progress has been made, achieving health equity will require the continued efforts of many working toward this goal.