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Black Patients are More Likely Than White Patients to be in Hospitals with Worse Patient Safety Conditions.

Gangopadhyaya A. Washington DC: Urban Institute; March 29, 2021.

Racial inequities affect the safety of medical care. This report analyzed 2017 discharge records using patient safety measures from 26 states to identify differences in adverse events and hospital-acquired conditions in Black and White patients. The results suggest that hospital availability for admission may be a driver to safety for both Black and White patient populations and point toward policy solutions for disparity reduction.