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Health Insurance Status Linked to Higher ICU Mortality Risk
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Adult patients without health insurance admitted to intensive care units in Pennsylvania hospitals had a 21% higher risk of death compared to other patients with private insurance, according to University of Pennsylvania researchers. The differences in mortality risk were not explained by patient characteristics or differences in the hospitals they were admitted to suggesting that uninsured patients might be receiving poorer quality care–for a variety of reasons.

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