Advocates Help Improve Care And Outcomes For American Indian PatientsMinnesota Public Radio: American Indian Health Advocates Bridge Gaps In Care
Statistics show wide health disparities between American Indians and the rest of the population. For instance, American Indians are six times more likely to die from tuberculosis and twice as likely to die from diabetes than other Americans. Doctors and others who work with American Indians say using specially designated advocates can improve care for Indian patients while they're in the hospital - and improve health outcomes once they return home (Mador, 2/9). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.