Black COVID-19 Patients Receive Fewer Medical Follow-Ups, New Study Finds
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- A new study has revealed that Black COVID-19 patients are less likely to receive medical follow-ups after being hospitalized
- The study, which was done by a team of researchers at the University of Michigan, surveyed the health outcomes of 2,217 COVID-19 patients in Michigan 60 days after hospitalization
- The findings revealed that more than 50 percent of black patients were readmitted to the hospital within 2 months of being discharged
- The study authors noted that one of the main reasons for this was the lack of follow-ups with physicians that affected Black patients
- Data from the National Cancer Institute's Annals of Internal Medicine shows that Black patients with COVID-19 disproportionately died from COVID-19 last year, compared to white patients; this study said Blacks were three to four times more likely to die from COVID-19 than white patients in 2020