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[afro-nets] Health Affairs: African American Heart Attack Patients Are Disproportionately Likely To Be Admitted To High-Mortality Hospitals


  • From: "Kathleen Ford" <KFord@projecthope.org>
  • Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 10:48:35 -0500

African American Heart Attack Patients Are Disproportionately Likely To Be Admitted To High-Mortality Hospitals

African American heart attack victims who live in racially segregated areas are disproportionately likely to be admitted to hospitals with higher-than-average mortality rates, even when the hospital closest to them has lower mortality rates, according to a new study published today on the Health Affairs Web site. The study suggests that eliminating health care disparities will likely require addressing the social factors that lead to segregation.

You can read the article by Mary Vaughan Sarrazin, an investigator at the Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and coauthors at http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/content/abstract/hlthaff.28.2.w368

Health Affairs is pleased to make this article freely available to listserv members for two weeks

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Kathleen Ford
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