Racial Disparities in Incidence and Outcomes Among Patients With COVID-19
Muñoz-Price, L.S., Nattinger, A.B., Rivera, F., et al. (2020). Racial Disparities in Incidence and Outcomes Among Patients With COVID-19. JAMA Network Open. e2021892.
The authors conducted a cross-sectional study of 2,595 patients that presented to a large academic medical center in Milwaukee, WI from March 12 to March 31, 2020 to determine if there is “an association between race and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) after controlling for age, sex, socioeconomic status, and comorbidities.” They concluded that race was associated with COVID-19 infections and with a higher risk of hospitalization (in conjunction with poverty).