Link Between Being Racialized and Death Post Brain Injury Reported

June 08, 2021, Kitchener, Ontario

Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer

The relationship between income, education and health outcomes has been long understood. Those who are wealthier and better educated have better outcomes. Those who are poor and are not well education tend to have worse health outcomes. A new study goes on the examine what happens when race is introduced into the equation.

The study entitled “Racial and Ethnic Inequities in Mortality During Hospitalization for Traumatic Brian Injury: A Call to Action” is published in Frontiers in Surgery . The researchers reviewed all the patients enrolled int eh Trauma One Database at the Oregon Health & Science University Hospital form 2006-2017. It included 6352 patients.

The researchers explored the drivers of inequality in health outcomes by comparing the outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities. The report concluded that,

a significant disparity in overall in-hospital mortality in minority patients, greater severity of presenting injury, higher incidence of MVC- or work-related injury, and higher operative rate than White/non-Hispanic patients given insignificant differences in insurance, hospital charges, and other accounting factors.”

The analysis of the data showed that racial minorities are more than twice as likely to die during hospitalization for traumatic brain injury.

You can read the entire summary of the study here or the research article here.


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