Impact of race on health care utilization and outcomes in veterans with congestive heart failure.

@article{Deswal2004ImpactOR,
  title={Impact of race on health care utilization and outcomes in veterans with congestive heart failure.},
  author={Anita Deswal and Nancy J. Petersen and Julianne Souchek and Carol M. Ashton and Nelda P. Wray},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={43 5},
  pages={778-84}
}
OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were to determine racial differences in mortality in a national cohort of patients hospitalized with congestive heart failure (CHF) within a financially "equal-access" healthcare system, the Veterans Health Administration (VA), and to examine racial differences in patterns of healthcare utilization following hospitalization. BACKGROUND To explain the observed paradox of increased readmissions and lower mortality in black patients hospitalized with CHF… CONTINUE READING

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