Medical crowdfunding less successful for Black, female organizers

Black individuals organizing medical crowdfunding campaigns in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada raised 11.5% less than non-Black individuals, and women raised 5.9% less than men, according to data published in JAMA Network Open.The researchers also found that crowdfunding campaigns to cover routine care expenses were approximately 3 times more common in the U.S. than in Canada or the U.K., and less likely to succeed compared with campaigns for experimental and approved but inaccessible therapies.“Approximately one-third of all crowdfunding campaigns seek public monetaryRead More

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