Healthcare News & Insights

Report: Why is it twice as hard for blacks to get NIH grants?

A new report shows black researchers are only about half as likely to get grants from the National Institutes of Health as white researchers. The question left is: Why?

Nine hospitals test a radical new informed consent form

Any clinician has seen a patient’s eyes glaze over — or widen in terror — when faced with a consent form that includes dozens of potential risks ranging from infection to death. A process to better inform patients often only confuses them.