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Uninsured patients are twice as likely to die from trauma than those with insurance

I found this very interesting.  

Patients who lack health insurance are more likely to die from car accidents and other traumatic injuries than people who belong to a health plan -- even though emergency rooms are required to care for all comers regardless of ability to pay, according to a study published today.
An analysis of 687,091 patients who visited trauma centers nationwide from 2002 to 2006 found that the odds of dying from injuries were almost twice as high for the uninsured than for patients with private insurance, researchers reported in Archives of Surgery.

Source: Uninsured trauma patients are much more likely to die -- latimes.com

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Posted at 11:26 AM, Nov 17, 2009 in Health Care | Health Insurance
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