This study examined whether disparities in the use of cardiovascular procedures exist among African Americans, Latinos, and Asians relative to White patients, within health insurance categories.
Hospital discharge records (n=104 952) of Los Angeles County, California, residents with possible coronary artery disease were analyzed.
After adjustment for confounders, lower odds of procedure use were found for African American and Latino patients for most types of insurance.
Asians and Pacific Islanders had odds of procedure use similar to those of White patients.
Disparities were absent among the privately insured.
Racial and ethnic disparities in procedure rates were evident in all types of insurance except private insurance.
Mots-clés Pascal : Cardiopathie coronaire, Angiographie, Dilatation instrumentale, Artère coronaire, Utilisation, Dérivation, Aortocoronaire, Homme, Technique, Epidémiologie, Ethnie, Race, Assurance maladie, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Radiodiagnostic, Traitement instrumental, Chirurgie, Californie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Coronary heart disease, Angiography, Instrumental dilatation, Coronary artery, Use, Bypass, Aortocoronary, Human, Technique, Epidemiology, Ethnic group, Race, Health insurance, Cardiovascular disease, Radiodiagnosis, Instrumentation therapy, Surgery, California, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0363045
Code Inist : 002B25E. Création : 12/09/1997.