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Racial disparities in age at preventable hospitalization among U.S. Adults.

TitleRacial disparities in age at preventable hospitalization among U.S. Adults.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsBiello, Katie Brooks, James Rawlings, Amy Carroll-Scott, Rosa Browne, and Jeannette R. Ickovics
JournalAmerican journal of preventive medicine
Date Published2010 Jan
KeywordsAdolescent, Adult, African Americans, Aged, Ambulatory Care, Demography, European Continental Ancestry Group, Female, Health Care Surveys, Healthcare Disparities, Hospitalization, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Social Class, United States, Young Adult
AbstractSimilar to the well-documented racial inequities in health status, disease burden, healthcare access, and hospitalization, studies have generally found higher rates of hospitalization resulting from ambulatory care-sensitive conditions for blacks compared to whites. Beyond identifying disparity in rates of disease or risks of hospitalization, identifying disparity in age at hospitalization may provide deeper insight into the social and economic effects of disparities on individuals, families, and communities.
Alternate JournalAm J Prev Med

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