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Critical Care: Sepsis I |

Socioeconomic Status and ICU Outcomes in African-American Patients With Sepsis

Vijay Kodadhala, MD; Bekele Delamo, MD; O Dene Lewis, MD; Julius Ngwa, PhD; Alicia Thomas, MD; Vishal Poddar, MD
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Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):358A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.371
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SESSION TITLE: Sepsis I

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

PURPOSE: In the United States, access to health care is impacted by multiple factors including Socio-economic status (SES), education, age and chronic disease burden. SES is a composite measure inclusive of education, occupation, income, social position and access to resources (health and culture related). Barriers to health care access in patients with Sepsis are expected to include access to health insurance and SES. We sought to determine the impact of SES on outcomes of patients admitted to the medical intensive care unit (MICU) with Sepsis in an African American population

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