Racial disparities are seen among trauma center patients

09/12/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Black and Hispanic trauma patients were more likely than white patients to be treated at centers with high mortality rates in the U.S. between 2007 and 2010, Johns Hopkins researchers reported in the Annals of Surgery. The study also found that trauma patients had a nearly 40% reduced risk of dying when receiving care at low-mortality centers, regardless of ethnicity.

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