The AAMC, a leading national group representing medical colleges, has established a Center for Health Justice, acknowledging the role that medical education plays in establishing a future of health equity.
AAMC set up the AAMC Center for Health Justice as a part of its overall strategic plan for improving health equity and closing health disparities in communities across the country.
“Everyone has the right to the healthiest life possible. Health equity, however, is still not the reality for many communities across the country,” Philip M. Alberti, PhD, founding director of the AAMC Center for Health Justice, said in a statement.
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Antibiotic Prescriptions Associated With COVID-19 Outpatient Visits Among Medicare Beneficiaries, April 2020 to April 2021
Outpatient Visits for COVID-19 and Associated Antibiotic Prescriptions Among Medicare Beneficiaries Aged 65 Years or Older, by Setting, US, April 2020 to April 2021. The volume of COVID-19 visits differed by setting: emergency department, 525 608 (45.8% of all visits); office, 295 983 (25.3%); telehealth, 260 261 (22.3%); and urgent care, 77 268 (6.6%).
Source: Journal of American Medical Association Network