Should Place of Death be Added to the Index of Disparities Between Black and White Breast Cancer Patients?

Sarah Marion
Background: Compared to their white counterparts, Black women with breast cancer suffer from earlier onset of diagnosis, higher mortality rates, and are at risk of racial bias from healthcare providers and treatment plans that do not align with the standard of care. Place of death can be considered a metric for high quality end-of-life care as hospital death is associated with both physical and emotional distress. Given Black patients’ particular vulnerability, the purpose of this...
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