Disparities in Wait Times for Care Among Veterans by Race, Ethnicity

JAMA Network Open

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About The Study: Wait time disparities for outpatient cardiology and orthopedic services increased for Black and Hispanic veterans from the pre–COVID-19 to COVID-19 periods compared with white veterans in this study including 1.1 million veterans. 

Authors: Deborah Gurewich, Ph.D., of the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System in Boston, is the corresponding author. 

 

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