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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Health Risk and Cadillac Insurance

Its always been will known in the health industry - and for decades - that the better your insurance, the better your care.

A new study shows consistent outcomes - especially if you require critical care.

Critical care outcomes tied to insurance status, systematic review finds

ScienceDaily (2010-04-28) -- Among the general US population, people who are uninsured are about half as likely to receive critical care services as those with insurance, according to systematic review of the literature by the American Thoracic Society's Health Disparities Group. They also found that once admitted to the hospital intensive care unit, uninsured patients are less likely to have invasive procedures or pulmonary artery catheterizations and more likely to have life support withdrawn. ... > read full article

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