EDC PhD student Shiyao Gao finds race and SES disparities in health care utilization in TBI care
Shiyao Gao and co-authors have published a literature review characterizing racial/ethnic and insurance disparities in the utilization of healthcare services among US adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The review provides evidence of a relation between insurance status and healthcare utilization among US adults with TBI. Insurance status may also account for some portion of the relation between race/ethnicity and healthcare utilization.
Full article: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28926481
Citation: Gao S, Kumar RG, Wisniewski SR, Fabio A. Disparities in Health Care Utilization of Adults With Traumatic Brain Injuries Are Related to Insurance, Race, and Ethnicity: A Systematic Review. The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 2017 Sep 18.