Blacks are hospitalized for COVID-19 at four times the rate of whites, Medicare claims data shows

Truman Slate

Medicare claims data shows blacks were hospitalized with COVID-19 at a price almost four times increased than whites.

Blacks experienced the maximum hospitalization price, with 465 per a hundred,000. Hispanics experienced 258 hospitalizations per a hundred,000. Asians experienced 187 per a hundred,000 and whites experienced 123 per a hundred,000.

The disparities go further than race and ethnicity and suggest the effects of social determinants of wellbeing, particularly socio-economic status, according to the Facilities for Medicare and Medicaid Services in a snapshot of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Medicare inhabitants. 


Over 325,000 Medicare beneficiaries have been identified with COVID-19 this year by means of May possibly sixteen, translating to 518 scenarios per a hundred,000 beneficiaries.

Of the 110,000 Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized with COVID-19, 28% died in the clinic, CMS Adminstrator  Seema Verma reported by blog. Another 27% were discharged to their residences. The remainder were

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