Report: Healthcare disparities shortchange Seattle minorities, poor
Seattle Times, March 4, 2009
Though their campuses are just a few blocks apart in Seattle, Virginia Mason Medical Center provides half as much charity care as Swedish Medical Center. This was among the assertions highlighted in a report by four community organizations, which argued that such disparities shortchange minorities and poor people, and partly explain why their health lags behind that of whites. Activists called on all hospitals to examine their role in perpetuating health inequalities.
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