By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia
It’s well-documented that the Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc in communities everywhere, but African Americans mainly have borne the brunt of the disease’s impact.
Now, a new study published by the University of Michigan delves further into yet another systemic problem.
Findings from the study show that Black patients experienced the lowest physician follow-up post-discharge and the most protracted delays (35.5 days) in returning to work.
More than half of hospital readmissions within the 60 days following discharge were among nonwhite patients (55%), and most post-discharge deaths were among white patients (21.5%).
“The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected Black and Latinx communities in the United States compared with white communities in both morbidity
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