Hispanic, Black patients with cirrhosis, COVID-19 have ‘significantly higher’ mortality

CHICAGO — Hispanic and Black patients with cirrhosis who developed COVID-19 infection had higher rates of mortality, as well as higher hospital charges of more than $340 million in 2020, according to a presenter at Digestive Disease Week.“COVID-19 unmasked significant racial disparities in rates of infection and mortality in the United States,” Syed Ali Amir Sherazi, MD, an internist at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in Chicago, said. “There was a large, multicenter observational study of over 9,000 patients, which reported that Black and Hispanic patientsRead More

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