Underuse of cardiac procedures: do women, ethnic minorities, and the uninsured fail to receive needed revascularization?

@article{Leape1999UnderuseOC,
  title={Underuse of cardiac procedures: do women, ethnic minorities, and the uninsured fail to receive needed revascularization?},
  author={Lucian Leape and Lee Hilborne and Robin Bell and Caren J Kamberg and Robert H. Brook},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={130 3},
  pages={183-92}
}
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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