Patient Characteristics, Subsequent Health Care Use of SARS-CoV-2 Testing Initiation in Safety-Net Health System

JAMA Network Open

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What The Study Did: Researchers found differences in sociodemographic and clinical characteristics by entry location for SARS-CoV-2 testing within a safety-net health system. White and English-speaking individuals disproportionately initiated testing via telehealth visits, while Black, Native American and non–English-speaking patients disproportionately initiated testing through the emergency department. 

Authors: Rohan Khazanchi, B.A,. Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute in Minneapolis, is the  corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.12857)

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