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Newspaper/Magazine Article

L.A.’s poorest patients endure long delays to see medical specialists. Some die waiting.

Dolan J, Mejia B. L.A.’s poorest patients endure long delays to see medical specialists. Some die waiting. Los Angeles Times. September 30, 2020.

Socioeconomic conditions influence access to health care, and as a result, reduce its safety and reliability. This story describes how inequity can affect the care of disadvantaged patient populations and shares data on wait times for specialty care in Los Angeles County that contributed to costly diagnostic and treatment delays.