Sumary of Even at Same Hospital, Black Patients Face More Complications Than Whites:
- By Alan Mozes HealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, July 22, 2021 — Black Americans admitted for inpatient hospital care are far more likely than white patients to experience safety-related health complications — even when both are treated in the same facility, a new report warns.
- “Unfortunately, this is what health disparities look like in real life,” said Delmonte Jefferson, executive director of The Center for Black Health &
- “Even in environments where everything should be equal, we see unequal treatment and unequal health outcomes for Black people,” said Jefferson, who wasn’t involved in the new research.
- In other words, he noted, these are safety concerns that “are largely unrelated to patient health prior to a hospital visit.
- ” The study, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is outlined in the Urban Institute’s July report, which assessed safety records by 11 quality-of-care measures.
- He’s the founder and current chairman of the African American Wellness Project, a nonprofit devoted to eliminating health disparities among Black people.
- “That we are treated differently by the health care system.
- ” Lenoir said there are two basic issues — health disparity and health care disparity.