Racial disparities in cardiac care: geography matters

Peter W Groeneveld
LDI issue brief  
Racial disparities in health care have been well-documented, although the reasons for many of these disparities remain obscure. An intriguing possibility is that geographic factors--the places where certain groups live or obtain health care--contribute to racial disparities, especially in the use of new medical technologies. This Issue Brief examines racial disparities in the use of life-saving cardiac procedures and mortality after cardiac arrest, and considers how geographic differences in
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