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A new report ranking urban hospitals based on racial inclusivity finds ‘de facto segregation’

May 21, 2021   |   MedCity News

A new report ranking urban hospitals based on their racial inclusivity is ruffling some feathers.

On Tuesday, the Lown Institute released the first standalone report that examined the racial makeup of patient populations at over 3,200 U.S. hospitals and compared them to the racial demographics of people living in the areas those same hospitals serve.

Using 2018 Medicare claims and five-year data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, also from 2018, the institute examined the patients who came to a hospital for care and the zip codes they lived in, said Dr. Vikas Saini, president of the Lown Institute, in a phone interview. Read more…

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