People Really Are Trying To Kill Me And The U.S. National Library of Medicine Backs Me The Fuck Up

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Don't believe me? Say I'm just paranoid with a shot of erotomanic-ness (which technically has nothing to do with anything but I just figured maybe it kind of sounded sexy?).

Blurb this doubters:

Asian-Americans are more likely to die in the hospital following a heart attack than whites, new research reveals, although this disparity was reduced over time in hospitals participating in a quality improvement program. In the study, doctors examined certain measures of care -- such as whether a patient was prescribed aspirin or ACE inhibitors (heart drugs) at the time of discharge -- on 107,403 Asian-American and white heart attack patients. The study encompassed five years, from 2003 to 2008. Asian-Americans were less likely to be given aspirin or counseling on how to quit smoking after they left the hospital [...] "Health disparities are a serious public health concern in the United States and we've seen that different racial and ethnic groups often receive unequal treatment for the same diagnosis," Qian said.
Sure. Maybe the article also talks about possible age differences and other random factors (damn them) - but the overall theme here is that if you look like us you won't get good care and if someone isn't giving me good care than I say they're trying to MF kill me.