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HFSA: HF readmissions continue to reflect racial disparities

Dmyterko , Kaitlyn (2011) HFSA: HF readmissions continue to reflect racial disparities. CMIO.

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Disparities are rampant in heart failure care, Karen E. Joynt, MD, MPH, of the Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, said during a presentation Sept. 19 at the 15th annual Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) scientific meeting. When it comes to monitoring and reporting readmission rates, patient and community factors are forgotten and measurements center instead on the hospital and its practices. While HF care has improved over the last decade, black patients have higher HF readmissions than whites. Hispanics also have higher readmission rates compared with whites. Additionally, underserved populations such as…

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Subjects: Health > Disparities
Health > Policy
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Cardiovascular Disease
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    Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2011 11:27
    Last Modified: 21 Sep 2011 11:27
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/3248

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