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Hospitals: One Reason COVID Is More Lethal for Black Americans

FRIDAY, June 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Black COVID-19 patients in the United States are more likely to die than white patients, but there would be 10% fewer deaths among Black patients if they could get the same level of hospital care as white people, according to new research.

"Our study reveals that Black patients have worse outcomes largely because they tend to go to worse-performing hospitals," said study co-author Dr. David Asch. He is executive director of Penn Medicine's Center for Health Care Innovation.

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