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Racial Disparity Seen in Trauma Center Mortality Rates
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More than 80% of trauma centers that treat mostly minority patients have higher death rates than do trauma centers that treat mostly white and insured patients, a Johns Hopkins study shows.

The same study also found, however, that trauma patients of all races are 40% less likely to die if they are treated at hospitals with lower mortality rates, regardless of the severity of their injuries.