Treatment and Outcomes for Congestive Heart Failure by Race/Ethnicity in TRICARE

Publisher: Medical Care, vol. 49, issue 5
May 01, 2011
Authors
Ann D. Bagchi, Kate Stewart, Catherine McLaughlin, Patricia Higgins, and Thomas Croghan
This study examines racial/ethnic disparities in the treatment and outcomes of care for TRICARE beneficiaries with congestive heart failure. Although there are some racial and ethnic disparities in receiving pharmacological therapy among beneficiaries, these differences do not translate into disparities in the likelihood of a potentially avoidable hospitalization.