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Journal Article
Study

Post-discharge adverse events among African American and Caucasian patients of an urban community hospital.

Costello WG, Zhang L, Schnipper JL, et al. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2020;Epub Jun 17.
This study recruited nearly 600 African-American and Caucasian patients discharged home from an urban community hospital to identify differences in the incidence of adverse events (AEs) within 30 days of discharge. The authors found that approximately 30% of both groups of patients experienced a post-discharge AE; there was no statistically significant difference in incidence by race.