Gender disparities in cardiovascular disease care among commercial and medicare managed care plans.

@article{Chou2007GenderDI,
  title={Gender disparities in cardiovascular disease care among commercial and medicare managed care plans.},
  author={Ann F. Chou and Lok Wong and Carol Sachs Weisman and Sophia Chan and Arlene S Bierman and Rosaly Correa-de-Araujo and Sarah Hudson Scholle},
  journal={Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={
          139-49
        }
}
BACKGROUND Gender disparities in cardiovascular care have been documented in studies of patients, but little is known about whether these disparities persist among managed health care plans. This study examined 1) the feasibility of gender-stratified quality of care reporting by commercial and Medicare health plans; 2) possible gender differences in performance on prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease in US health plans; and 3) factors that may contribute to disparities as well as… CONTINUE READING
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