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Black Adults Receive Less Advanced Heart Failure Treatments Than White Patients

October 19, 2022


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5-15 mins
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It is well-documented that racial biases exist in the healthcare sector. According to a U-M study supported by the National Institutes of Health, black adults treated at advanced heart failure centers received potentially life-changing therapies, such as transplants and heart pumps, about half as often as white adults, possibly due to racial bias. Researchers highlight why it is important to recognize the disparities and perpetuation of inequities within the field and suggest the real-time learning opportunities that could be given when these disparities are noted.

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