Racial disparities found in ESRD end-of-life care

04/18/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Black patients with end-stage renal disease were less likely than whites to have dialysis discontinued or be referred to hospice, and more likely to die in a hospital, University of Washington researchers reported in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. The discrepancies were greater in geographic areas with higher Medicare spending on end-of-life care.

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