Disparities in health care spending, outcomes persist in US, studies show

Disparities in health care spending, outcomes persist in US, studies show

Health care spending and outcomes vary across racial and ethnic groups in the U.S., with underrepresented populations often having higher rates of ED spending and poor or fair health, according to three studies published in JAMA.“Black and Indigenous individuals and other people of color face significant barriers to obtaining quality health care services in the U.S.,” Joseph L. Dieleman, PhD, a professor in the department of health metric sciences at the University of Washington, and colleagues wrote. “Inequalities by race and ethnicity in access to care have been attributedRead More

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