Study Underscores Disparities in Nursing Home Death Rates During COVID
By Consumers For Quality Care, on May 12, 2021
A new study by Northern Arizona University found that race played a role in mortality rates in nursing homes across Arizona during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For most of the pandemic, nursing homes with higher proportions of vulnerable populations, including residents of color, had higher mortality rates from COVID-19 than nursing homes that are predominately white.
One of the study’s authors, Indrakshi Roy, said, “The COVID pandemic is reopening a Pandora Box of inequalities in our community, and highlighting widespread disparities in health care and social injustice in our society.”
Recent CQC research found that 56% of Americans agree that the pandemic has shown the disparity of health care that exists in our country between white people and people of color.