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Unmet nursing care may lead to rehospitalizations for black patients with acute MI

Unmet nursing care may lead to rehospitalizations for black patients with acute MI
April 29, 2016

Black patients with acute MI who do not receive all necessary nursing care are more likely than their white counterparts to be readmitted to the hospital within the first 30 days after discharge, researchers reported in Medical Care.

“Our findings suggest that unmet nursing care varies widely across U.S. hospitals and that older blacks disproportionately receive care in settings where care is missed more often,” J. Margo Brooks-Carthon, PhD, RN, from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, said in a press release.

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