Joseph R Betancourt

Summary

Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Strategies to reduce diabetes disparities: an update
    Joseph R Betancourt
    The Disparities Solutions Center, Mongan Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, 50 Staniford Street, Suite 901, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Curr Diab Rep 12:762-8. 2012
  2. pmc Personal responsibility versus responsible options: health care, community health promotion, and the battle against chronic disease
    Joseph R Betancourt
    Prev Chronic Dis 4:A41. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Unequal treatment in the US: lessons and recommendations for cancer care internationally
    Joseph R Betancourt
    The Disparities Solutions Center, Mongan Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 33:S149-53. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Commentary: linking cultural competence training to improved health outcomes: perspectives from the field
    Joseph R Betancourt
    The Disparities Solutions Center, The Mongan Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Acad Med 85:583-5. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Cross-cultural medical education in the United States: key principles and experiences
    Joseph R Betancourt
    The Disparities Solutions Center, The Institute for Health Policy, Multicultural Education and Multicultural Affairs Office, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Kaohsiung J Med Sci 25:471-8. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Cultural competency: providing quality care to diverse populations
    Joseph R Betancourt
    The Disparities Solutions Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Massachusetts, USA
    Consult Pharm 21:988-95. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in health care: what is the role of academic medicine?
    Joseph R Betancourt
    Harvard Medical School, 50 Staniford St, Ste 942, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Acad Med 81:788-92. 2006
  8. pmc Defining cultural competence: a practical framework for addressing racial/ethnic disparities in health and health care
    Joseph R Betancourt
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital and Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Public Health Rep 118:293-302. 2003
  9. doi request reprint Providing culturally competent care: residents in HRSA Title VII funded residency programs feel better prepared
    Alexander R Green
    The Disparities Solutions Center at the Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Acad Med 83:1071-9. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Mixed messages: residents' experiences learning cross-cultural care
    Elyse R Park
    Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, 50 Staniford Street, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Acad Med 80:874-80. 2005

Detail Information

Publications40

  1. doi request reprint Strategies to reduce diabetes disparities: an update
    Joseph R Betancourt
    The Disparities Solutions Center, Mongan Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, 50 Staniford Street, Suite 901, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Curr Diab Rep 12:762-8. 2012
    ..Ultimately, these efforts should improve the quality of care for all persons with diabetes, especially those who are most vulnerable...
  2. pmc Personal responsibility versus responsible options: health care, community health promotion, and the battle against chronic disease
    Joseph R Betancourt
    Prev Chronic Dis 4:A41. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Unequal treatment in the US: lessons and recommendations for cancer care internationally
    Joseph R Betancourt
    The Disparities Solutions Center, Mongan Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 33:S149-53. 2011
    ..If we hope to provide effective cancer care around the world, we must be attentive to the factors that impact minorities and vulnerable populations, and be prepared to address them...
  4. doi request reprint Commentary: linking cultural competence training to improved health outcomes: perspectives from the field
    Joseph R Betancourt
    The Disparities Solutions Center, The Mongan Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Acad Med 85:583-5. 2010
    ..Just as medicine strives to meet other challenges in U.S. health care, so should it focus on developing the skills needed to care for the country's diverse population...
  5. doi request reprint Cross-cultural medical education in the United States: key principles and experiences
    Joseph R Betancourt
    The Disparities Solutions Center, The Institute for Health Policy, Multicultural Education and Multicultural Affairs Office, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Kaohsiung J Med Sci 25:471-8. 2009
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Cultural competency: providing quality care to diverse populations
    Joseph R Betancourt
    The Disparities Solutions Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Massachusetts, USA
    Consult Pharm 21:988-95. 2006
    ..The goal of this paper is to define cultural competence and present a practical framework to address crosscultural challenges that emerge in the clinical encounter, with a particular focus on the issue of nonadherence...
  7. ncbi request reprint Eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in health care: what is the role of academic medicine?
    Joseph R Betancourt
    Harvard Medical School, 50 Staniford St, Ste 942, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Acad Med 81:788-92. 2006
    ..Academic medicine must make the elimination of health care disparities a critical part of its mission, and provide national leadership by identifying quality improvement innovations and creating disparities solutions...
  8. pmc Defining cultural competence: a practical framework for addressing racial/ethnic disparities in health and health care
    Joseph R Betancourt
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital and Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Public Health Rep 118:293-302. 2003
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Providing culturally competent care: residents in HRSA Title VII funded residency programs feel better prepared
    Alexander R Green
    The Disparities Solutions Center at the Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Acad Med 83:1071-9. 2008
    ..The authors sought to determine whether primary care residents in Title VII-funded training programs feel better prepared than those in nonfunded programs to provide care to culturally diverse patients...
  10. ncbi request reprint Mixed messages: residents' experiences learning cross-cultural care
    Elyse R Park
    Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, 50 Staniford Street, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Acad Med 80:874-80. 2005
    ..This article explores a select group of residents' perceptions of their preparedness to deliver quality care to diverse populations...
  11. pmc Measuring residents' perceived preparedness and skillfulness to deliver cross-cultural care
    Elyse R Park
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:1053-6. 2009
    ..As patient populations become increasingly diverse, we need to be able to measure residents' preparedness and skillfulness to provide cross-cultural care...
  12. pmc Internal medicine residents' perceptions of cross-cultural training. Barriers, needs, and educational recommendations
    Elyse R Park
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:476-80. 2006
    ..Despite widespread interest in cross-cultural care, little is known about resident physicians' perceptions of what will best enable them to provide quality care to diverse patient populations...
  13. ncbi request reprint Bridging the digital divide in health care: the role of health information technology in addressing racial and ethnic disparities
    Lenny Lopez
    Mongan Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 37:437-45. 2011
    ..If carefully designed and implemented, HIT also has the potential to eliminate disparities...
  14. pmc Primary care resident perceived preparedness to deliver cross-cultural care: an examination of training and specialty differences
    Joseph A Greer
    Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1107-13. 2007
    ..The goals of this study were to identify factors that relate to primary care residents' perceived preparedness to provide cross-cultural care and to explore the extent to which these perceptions vary across primary care specialties...
  15. ncbi request reprint The IOM report unequal treatment: lessons for clinical practice
    Joseph R Betancourt
    Disparities Solutions Center, Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
    Del Med J 77:339-48. 2005
  16. ncbi request reprint The Institute of Medicine report "Unequal Treatment": implications for academic health centers
    Joseph R Betancourt
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, 50 Staniford Street, 9th Floor, Suite 901, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Mt Sinai J Med 71:314-21. 2004
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  17. pmc A plan for action: key perspectives from the racial/ethnic disparities strategy forum
    Roderick K King
    The Disparities Solutions Center, Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Milbank Q 86:241-72. 2008
    ..Racial and ethnic disparities in health care in the United States have been well documented, with research largely focusing on describing the problem rather than identifying the best practices or proven strategies to address it...
  18. ncbi request reprint Leveraging quality improvement to achieve equity in health care
    Alexander R Green
    Disparities Solutions Center, Boston, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 36:435-42. 2010
    ..Health care organizations are engaged in efforts to improve quality in general but often make little attempt to address disparities...
  19. ncbi request reprint Cultural competence and health care disparities: key perspectives and trends
    Joseph R Betancourt
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 24:499-505. 2005
    ..Yet the motivations for advancing cultural competence and approaches taken vary depending on mission, goals, and sphere of influence...
  20. ncbi request reprint Barriers to health promotion and disease prevention in the Latino population
    Joseph R Betancourt
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, 02114, USA
    Clin Cornerstone 6:16-26; discussion 27-9. 2004
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Cultural competence--marginal or mainstream movement?
    Joseph R Betancourt
    Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    N Engl J Med 351:953-5. 2004
  22. ncbi request reprint Barriers to care for Cambodian patients with diabetes: results from a qualitative study
    Megan R Renfrew
    Disparities Solutions Center, Mongan Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, MA, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 24:633-55. 2013
    ..We recommend education for health care providers on patient-centered, cross-cultural care with an emphasis on the needs of Cambodians as well as culturally appropriate diabetes education for patients...
  23. ncbi request reprint Designing and implementing a cultural competence OSCE: lessons learned from interviews with medical students
    Alexander R Green
    Disparities Solutions Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Ethn Dis 17:344-50. 2007
    ..We designed an OSCE station emphasizing cross-cultural communication skills (ccOSCE) and interviewed students to better understand and improve upon this tool...
  24. pmc Evaluation of medical student self-rated preparedness to care for limited English proficiency patients
    Fatima Rodriguez
    Harvard Medical School, 25 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Med Educ 11:26. 2011
    ..We used data from a survey of medical students' cross-cultural preparedness, skills, and training to specifically explore their self-rated preparedness to care for LEP patients...
  25. ncbi request reprint Cross-cultural medical education: conceptual approaches and frameworks for evaluation
    Joseph R Betancourt
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Acad Med 78:560-9. 2003
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint IOM highlights health disparities: implications for health plans
    Joseph R Betancourt
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
    Healthplan 43:30-3, 36. 2002
  27. ncbi request reprint Cultural competence and medical education: many names, many perspectives, one goal
    Joseph R Betancourt
    The Disparities Solutions Center, Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Acad Med 81:499-501. 2006
    ..Call it what you will, the field of cultural competence aims quite simply to assure that health care providers are prepared to provide quality care to diverse populations...
  28. ncbi request reprint Racial and sex differences in emergency department triage assessment and test ordering for chest pain, 1997-2006
    Lenny Lopez
    Mongan Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 17:801-8. 2010
    ..This study assessed whether sociodemographic differences exist in triage assignment and whether these differences affect initial diagnostic testing in the emergency department (ED) for patients presenting with chest pain...
  29. ncbi request reprint Racial and ethnic disparities in health care: no one suspect, no one solution
    Joseph R Betancourt
    Disparities Solutions Center, Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
    Del Med J 77:333-4. 2005
  30. pmc Barriers to screening colonoscopy for low-income Latino and white patients in an urban community health center
    Alexander R Green
    The Disparities Solutions Center at the Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:834-40. 2008
    ..Colonoscopy is a screening modality for the early detection of colonic polyps and cancers but is underutilized, particularly among minorities...
  31. ncbi request reprint Differences between Hispanics and non-Hispanic Whites in use of hospital procedures for cerebrovascular disease
    Anne Elixhauser
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Ethn Dis 12:29-37. 2002
    ..This study examined disparities in the use of in-hospital diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for Hispanics with cerebrovascular disease compared to their non-Hispanic White counterparts...
  32. pmc Unequal treatment: the Institute of Medicine report and its public health implications
    Joseph R Betancourt
    Public Health Rep 118:287-92. 2003
  33. ncbi request reprint Who is at greatest risk for receiving poor-quality health care?
    H Jack Geiger
    N Engl J Med 354:2617-9; author reply 2617-9. 2006
  34. ncbi request reprint Resident physicians' use of professional and nonprofessional interpreters: a national survey
    Karen C Lee
    JAMA 296:1050-3. 2006
  35. doi request reprint Access to care and use of preventive services by Hispanics: state-based variations from 1991 to 2004
    Minah Kang-Kim
    Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
    Med Care 46:507-15. 2008
    ..State-level disparities in access to physicians and preventive services between Hispanics and whites may have changed over time...
  36. ncbi request reprint Recommendations for teaching about racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care
    Wally R Smith
    Division of Quality Health Care, Center on Health Disparities, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 23298 0306, USA
    Ann Intern Med 147:654-65. 2007
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Health care disparities in emergency medicine
    David C Cone
    Section of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 10:1176-83. 2003
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  38. ncbi request reprint Black physicians' experience with race: should we be surprised?
    Joseph R Betancourt
    Ann Intern Med 146:68-9. 2007
  39. pmc Why the disease-based model of medicine fails our patients
    Alexander R Green
    Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Weill Medical College of Cornell University New York Presbyterian Hospital 505 E 70th St HT4 New York, NY 10021
    West J Med 176:141-3. 2002
  40. ncbi request reprint Integrating social factors into cross-cultural medical education
    Alexander R Green
    Cornell Internal Medicine Associates, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Acad Med 77:193-7. 2002
    ....