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Patient's Race Doesn't Affect Emergency Room Care
Date:11/19/2008

parities in outcomes have little to do with quality of medical care received."

The researchers suggested that other factors, "such as the socioeconomic status, educational level, employment and insurance status, rural vs. urban location, language barriers, and cultural and religious beliefs and practices, need to be studied further to understand differences between various ethnic groups."

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The U.S. National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities has more about health disparities.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: JAMA/Archives journals, news release, Nov. 17, 2008


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