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Treatment and Outcomes for Congestive Heart Failure by Race/Ethnicity in TRICARE

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  • Ann D. Bagchi
  • Kate Stewart
  • Catherine McLaughlin
  • Patricia Higgins
  • Thomas Croghan

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This study examines racial/ethnic disparities in the treatment and outcomes of care for TRICARE beneficiaries with congestive heart failure. Although there are some racial and ethnic disparities in receiving pharmacological therapy among beneficiaries, these differences do not translate into disparities in the likelihood of a potentially avoidable hospitalization.

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  • Ann D. Bagchi & Kate Stewart & Catherine McLaughlin & Patricia Higgins & Thomas Croghan, 2011. "Treatment and Outcomes for Congestive Heart Failure by Race/Ethnicity in TRICARE," Mathematica Policy Research Reports bb3b5fb6330449f7a12fcfa0c, Mathematica Policy Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:mpr:mprres:bb3b5fb6330449f7a12fcfa0c4a94106
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    Congestive Heart Failure; Race/Ethnicity ; TRICARE ; Health Insurance Coverage;

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    • I - Health, Education, and Welfare

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