Changes in Patterns of Racial Disparities in Attending Low-Mortality Hospitals and Outcomes among Patient with Stroke

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Multiple efforts related to expanded access to care may have contributed to greater likelihood of admission to high-quality hospitals for African American and Hispanic patients, but these efforts do not seem to have affected Asian/Pacific Islander patients. Further research is needed to explore mechanisms for improving outcomes in high-risk populations. Policies should continue to support healthcare quality improvement efforts that have shown positive effects on outcomes of patients of all racial/ethnic groups. Programs that help Asian/ Pacific Islander patients to identify and attend high-quality hospitals should also be encouraged.


African Americans; Asian Americans; Cerebrovascular disease; Health services accessibility; Hispanic Americans; Hospitals; Medical care – Quality control; Mortality; Outcomes; Stroke; Race


Epidemiology | Health and Medical Administration | Health Policy | Health Services Administration | Public Health Education and Promotion | Race and Ethnicity


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