Racial variations in quality of care and outcomes in an ambulatory heart failure cohort.

@article{Deswal2006RacialVI,
  title={Racial variations in quality of care and outcomes in an ambulatory heart failure cohort.},
  author={Anita Deswal and Nancy J. Petersen and Diana L. Urbauer and Steven M. Wright and Rebecca J Beyth},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={152 2},
  pages={348-54}
}
BACKGROUND Few recent studies have demonstrated similar quality of care for hospitalized black and white patients with heart failure (HF). However, systematic evaluation of racial differences in both the quality of care and outcomes is needed in the outpatient setting, where most patients with HF are treated and where care may be more fragmented. METHODS We examined racial differences in quality-of-care measures and outcomes of 1-year mortality and hospitalization in a national cohort of 18… CONTINUE READING
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