A short study released Monday by JAMA Internal Medicine found that minorities wait, on average, 25% longer to obtain medical care than do whites. The period waiting for care, or “clinic time” for White americans was about 80 minutes. For African-Americans it was 99, and for hispanics it was 105.
The reasons for this disparity and varied and not entirely clear. Face-to-face time with doctors is roughly even across race lines so the disparity may be caused be a number of factors, many of them institutional in nature. According to The Post.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA you’re using this to prove a point? So fucking what? I’ve waiting in the hospital 3 hours WHEN MY ARM WAS BROKEN.
You can tag me in posts all you want. You can be racist to anyone. Period.
hospital wait times are shit for everyone. Whoopdy fuckin doo
Hidden variables, Salon, you useless piece of dried dog shit.
Higher population = higher wait times in hospitals.
What are the most population-dense cities in the US?
1. New York 2. Los Angeles 3. Chicago 4. Huston 5. Philadelphia 6. Phoenix 7. San Antonio 8. San Diego 9. Dallas 10. Detroit
Unsurprisingly, the VAST MAJORITY of blacks and hispanics in the US live in these cities.
Whites, on the other hand, are more spread out among both highly populated areas, and those smaller, more rural areas in the mid-west which have virtually no blacks or hispanics. With this white population counted into the average, of course the figure for the wait time of white people would go down.
All Salon is reporting is literally that big cities have longer wait times than smaller ones.
Wut am I supposed to do with all that info?
I’ve been enlightened.
It also doesn’t help that many large cities have an influx of indigent people that go to the emergency room for their treatment instead of a family practice or a non-emergency clinic. I also want to remind @salon that thanks to Obamacare, which they probably welcomed with open arms, the problem has only been exacerbated. This is what happens when you expand more free coverage to people who have no skin in the game. You overcrowd the system and wait times increase.
Why are liberals so stupid? This stuff is not complicated.