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Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Health Care Setting Choice for Adults Seeking Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Testing

Sparling, A., Walls, M., Mayfield, C.A., Priem, J.S., Durham, J., Hetherington, T., Taylor, Y.J.

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Healthcare Access and Quality
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Outside U.S.

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This article looks at the differences in the health care setting choice for COVID-19 testing by race/ethnicity and insurance type. They found disparities in equitable access, with Black individuals more likely to get tested through emergency departments compared to White individuals. Hispanic individuals had the highest likelihood of testing at mobile testing units, and those without a primary care practitioner were more likely to go to a mobile testing unit or emergency department. The implementation of mobile care delivery models may allow for a larger reach to vulnerable populations.

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Advancing Racial Equity

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Black or African American, Hispanic, Latino, or Latinx

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