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Racial differences in care of patients with hemophilia


Hemophilia treatment centers were first established in the mid­-1970s to provide optimal and coordinated medical care to patients with the disorder. Our study suggests that blacks with hemophilia may be receiving less coordinated care and less appropriate blood­ product therapy than whites with hemophilia. Differences in health care, therapy, and exposure to blood products should be considered when one is comparing HIV-associated morbidity and mortality between black and white patients with this condition.

Gyurik TP, Stehr-Green JK, Jason JM

N. Engl. J. Med. 1988 Jun;318(26):1761-2 (Letter to the Editors)

PMID: 3374549