Universal insurance and an equal access healthcare system eliminate disparities for Black patients after traumatic injury

Universal insurance and an equal access healthcare system eliminate disparities for Black... BackgroundAlthough inequities in trauma care are reported widely, some groups have theorized that universal health insurance would decrease disparities in care for disadvantaged minorities after a traumatic injury. We sought to examine the presence of racial disparities in outcomes and healthcare utilization at 30- and 90-days after discharge in this universally insured, racially diverse, American population treated for traumatic injuries. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Surgery Elsevier

Universal insurance and an equal access healthcare system eliminate disparities for Black patients after traumatic injury

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc.
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0039-6060
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10.1016/j.surg.2017.09.045
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Abstract

BackgroundAlthough inequities in trauma care are reported widely, some groups have theorized that universal health insurance would decrease disparities in care for disadvantaged minorities after a traumatic injury. We sought to examine the presence of racial disparities in outcomes and healthcare utilization at 30- and 90-days after discharge in this universally insured, racially diverse, American population treated for traumatic injuries.

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SurgeryElsevier

Published: Apr 1, 2018

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