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Surprising discovery on racial disparities in health care


“It is widely accepted that African Americans have higher mortality and worse cardiovascular outcomes in the general population. A large part of this is attributable to socioeconomic deprivation, which includes, among others, lack of obtaining needed health care,” study author Dr. Csaba Kovesdy, director of the Clinical Outcomes and Clinical Trials Program in Nephrology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, told CBS News. “Our findings suggest that a health care system without barriers to access, like the VA system, could dramatically improve health outcomes in minorities.”

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