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Trauma Survival Study Reveals Racial Disparities

Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, September 20, 2011

That despite the fact that only 30% of the primarily white hospitals housed level 1 trauma centers, that primarily minority hospitals tend to be teaching hospitals and that mixed and primarily minority hospitals tend to be larger hospitals than primarily white facilities.

Haider said the policy implications of the study are that "we need to strengthen and bolster the minority hospitals." He noted that improvements at mixed and minority hospitals have the potential to "provide more bang for the buck in terms of improved outcomes."

See also:

AHA Takes on Racial Disparities in Care, Leadership

Margaret Dick Tocknell is a reporter/editor with HealthLeaders Media.
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