healthcare disparities; healthcare inequities; vulnerable populations; underserved patients; disadvantaged populations; minority and vulnerable populations


Bioethics and Medical Ethics | Health and Medical Administration | Medical Education | Public Health


Healthcare disparities exist when, due to racial, ethnic, or gender identity differences linked to social, economic or environmental factors, certain populations lack equitable access to quality healthcare and insurance coverage. Such disparities across history carry profound future implications that we have only begun to contemplate as a profession. This special issue of the HCA Healthcare Journal of Medicine examines the critical issue of health equity in medicine and how the medical community can advance health equity through inclusive behavior and interactions in clinical and educational settings, and our communities.