American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting

American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting

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Atiq OT. Addressing Disparities and Discrimination in Health Care. Presented at: ACP Internal Medicine Meeting; April 29-May 1, 2021 (virtual meeting).

Disclosures: Atiq reports stock options for Baylor Scott & White Medical Center.
May 01, 2021
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VIDEO: Equitable health care access not only possible in US, but ‘imperative’

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Atiq OT. Addressing Disparities and Discrimination in Health Care. Presented at: ACP Internal Medicine Meeting; April 29-May 1, 2021 (virtual meeting).

Disclosures: Atiq reports stock options for Baylor Scott & White Medical Center.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn attention to the significant health disparities in the United States, with higher death rates and fewer vaccinations among historically disadvantaged populations, according to Omar T. Atiq, MD, FACP.

In January, ACP published four papers with recommendations on addressing disparities in health care. During a presentation at the virtual ACP Internal Medicine Meeting, Atiq — chair of ACP’s Health and Public Policy Committee, professor of medicine at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and president and director of the Arkansas Cancer Institute — discussed those recommendations and how to address social drivers of health, including poverty, lower education status and structural racism.

In this video, Atiq reviews key points of his presentation.

“At the end of the day, there should be no one in our country who doesn’t have access to a physician-led health care team that is patient- and family-centered that provides health care in an equitable basis around the country,” he said. “We believe that is not only possible, but ... imperative.”