News

Equality in the 1990s would have saved 900 000 black Americans

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7482.61-b (Published 06 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:61
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

    Eliminating racial inequality in health care in the United States would have saved the lives of almost 900 000 black people from 1991 to 2000, says a report published in the American Journal of Public Health (2004;94: 2078-81). Equality of care would have saved five times the number of lives saved by new technologies and treatments, the investigators say.


    Embedded Image

    Health officials talk about the impact of HIV and heart disease on black people during a briefing at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta

    Credit: JOHN AMIS/AP

    The study used information …

    View Full Text

    Sign in

    Log in through your institution

    Free trial

    Register for a free trial to thebmj.com to receive unlimited access to all content on thebmj.com for 14 days.
    Sign up for a free trial

    Subscribe