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Do black and white patients experience similar rates of adverse safety events at the same hospital?

Gangopadhyaya A. Washington DC; Urban Institute: July 2021.

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August 18, 2021

Gangopadhyaya A. Washington DC; Urban Institute: July 2021.

Racial inequities have been revealed by the COVID pandemic as a distinct patient safety concern. This report examined racial differences using patient safety indicators to measure hospital-acquired conditions, insurance coverage, and hospital patient population. The results indicate Black patients have reduced safety, that insurance coverage had little influence on safety and hospitals with a higher Black patient population experienced more adverse events that those serving a white patient population.

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Gangopadhyaya A. Washington DC; Urban Institute: July 2021.