Underuse of Cardiac Procedures: Do Women, Ethnic Minorities, and the Uninsured Fail To Receive Needed Revascularization?

  title={Underuse of Cardiac Procedures: Do Women, Ethnic Minorities, and the Uninsured Fail To Receive Needed Revascularization?},
  author={L. Leape and L. Hilborne and R. Bell and C. Kamberg and R. Brook},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  • L. Leape, L. Hilborne, +2 authors R. Brook
  • Published 1999
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • Women, ethnic minorities, and the poor are less likely than non-poor white male patients to receive diagnostic and therapeutic cardiac procedures (1-14). The reported differences are substantial. For example, ratios of white to black recipients of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery of 2:1 or more have been found, even when analysis is restricted to patients who have received coronary angiography (5-8, 10-15). Such differences have been found for both discretionary and nondiscretionary… CONTINUE READING
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