Relationship Between Patient Race and the Intensity of Hospital Services

@article{Yergan1987RelationshipBP,
  title={Relationship Between Patient Race and the Intensity of Hospital Services},
  author={J Yergan and Ann Barry Flood and James P LoGerfo and Paula K. Diehr},
  journal={Medical Care},
  year={1987},
  volume={25},
  pages={592-603}
}
This study reviews evidence on whether services in United States hospitals vary by racial groupings of patients. The focus is on both equity and quality of hospital services. Patients with the diagnosis of pneumonia were studied at 16 randomly selected hospitals. The services and outcomes studied include five measures of the intensity of diagnostic and therapeutic services received by patients, and death rates during hospitalization. Multiple regression was used to control for patient health… 
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