Thursday, May 10, 2007

Gender gap in health care

Make a note, ladies, now we not only make less than men for doing the same job but we don't receive the same level of health care. That's the finding according to a study done by the Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (using 2004 data). From the United Press International article:

Women were 47 percent more likely than men to be hospitalized for high blood pressure, an event that can usually be avoided with good primary care, the study said, and 50 percent of women receive recommended colorectal cancer screening, compared to 54 percent of men.
Click here to read this short article (and don't be shocked by that photo of Imus; methinks someone has a sense of humor).

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