Longitudinal study of ischemic heart disease among aged Medicare beneficiaries. Final Report
Because of continuing disparities in the burden of illness and death experienced in racial and ethnic minority communities, the President’s Initiative on Race committed the nation to eliminate these disparities in six areas of health – infant mortality, cancer screening and management, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV infection/AIDS, and immunizations. (http://raceandhealth.hhs.gov/sidebars/sbinitOver.htm) In response to the
President’s Initiative, The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is examining its current programs, identifying gaps in knowledge, and developing research agendas to address these gaps. (http://raceandhealth.hhs.gov/sidebars/sbinitOver.htm)
Staff in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have already published research on disparities among racial and ethnic groups using Medicare claims (Gornick, Eggers, Reilly, 1996; Eggers and Greenberg, 2000; Gornick, 2000).