Can universal coverage eliminate health disparities? Reversal of disparate injury outcomes in elderly insured minorities.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Health outcome disparities in racial minorities are well documented. However, it is unknown whether such disparities exist among elderly injured patients. We hypothesized that such disparities might be reduced in the elderly owing to insurance coverage under Medicare. We investigated this issue by comparing the trauma outcomes in young and… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jss.2012.01.032

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