Area of Distinction resident project: Health disparities and ED closures in California
Here is another slide set from our residency program's Area of Distinction presentation day.
Dr. Hemal Kanzaria presented his project on Health Disparities in California, specifically focusing on ED closures. The data was pulled from various state and national datasets. Of the 7.2% (29 of 401) of ED closures in California during 1998-2008, it seems that for-profit hospitals with a high proportion of non-White and MediCal patients are more at risk. Fascinating data.