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Recent VA Patient Study Aligns with Research Showing the Persistence of Racial Disparities

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A recent study of over 100,000 patients in the VA health system revealed that patients of color with heart rhythm disorders are less likely to be prescribed blood thinners than white patients.

This is in line with growing research that shows that even when there’s increased insurance and medication access, racial disparities still persist. WHYY’s Sojourner Ahebee has more.

(Original air-date: 8/17/21)