California Hospitals Serving Large Minority Populations Were More Likely Than Others To Employ Ambulance Diversion
Health Affairs, 08/20/2012
Hsia RYJ et al. – The authors found that hospitals serving large minority populations were more likely to divert ambulances than were hospitals with a lower proportion of minorities, even when controlling for hospital ownership, emergency department capacity, and other hospital demographic and structural factors. These findings suggest that establishing more–uniform criteria to regulate diversion may help reduce disparities in access to emergency care.