Uninsured inpatients are more likely to die from heart attack, stroke

06/11/2010 | HealthDay News

Uninsured adults between the ages of 18 and 64 who were hospitalized for heart attack, stroke or pneumonia have a higher risk of death than privately insured Americans, researchers reported. The study's lead author suggests that limited access to primary care, high-cost medical procedures or a combination of other factors may account for the disparities.

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