Are there “missing” women patients in India? A closer look at gender discrimination in access to healthcare

Indian woman

Harvard Pop Center faculty member S V Subramanian, PhD, is among the authors of a study that reviewed outpatient data from a large referral public hospital in Delhi, India, and found that for every 1.69 male hospital visits, there was only 1 female visit. The ratio varied with distance to hospital, as well as with age. Other authors on the study include: Mudit Kapoor, Deepak Agrawal, Shamika Ravi, Ambuj Roy,…

Do children from immigrant families in U.S. receive equal quality of pediatric healthcare?

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar program alumna Summer Hawkins, PhD, along with lead author Rocio Calvo Vilches, PhD, a former Harvard Pop Center Bell Fellow, have published a study in Maternal and Child Health Journal that finds that perceived disparities in pediatric healthcare tended to lessen from first to third generation immigrant status, although there was some variation between racial/ethnic groups.