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Grantee in the News: MSTAR Jessica Rizzuto research on Racial Disparities in Hospice Outcomes in JAGS

Dec 22
2017

Grantee in the News: MSTAR Jessica Rizzuto research on Racial Disparities in Hospice Outcomes in JAGS View MoreBACK

On December 18, 2017, the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS) published research co-authored by 2016 Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) scholar Jessica Rizzuto.


The study, "Racial Disparities in Hospice Outcomes: A Race or Hospice-Level Effect?", found that African Americans at the end of life have significantly higher rates of hospital admission, emergency department (ED) visits, and discontinuing (also known as disenrolling from) hospice care than whites.

The original research is available by subscription only but a related press release can be read here.


Jessica Rizzuto is a Medical Student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.





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