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African-American and white patients admitted to the intensive care unit: is there a difference in therapy and outcome?

Authors
  • Williams, J F1
  • Zimmerman, J E
  • Wagner, D P
  • Hawkins, M
  • Knaus, W A
  • 1 Department of Anesthesiology, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20037, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Critical Care Medicine
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
April 1995
Volume
23
Issue
4
Pages
626–636
Identifiers
PMID: 7712752
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

After adjusting for variations in patient characteristics at ICU admission, race has no significant effect on hospital survival. The small but statistically significant differences in adjusted ICU length of stay and resource use could indicate undertreatment for African-Americans or overtreatment for whites.

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