News Release

Emergency department use disparities among transgender and cisgender Medicare beneficiaries

JAMA Internal Medicine

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: The results of this study suggested that transgender and gender-diverse Medicare beneficiaries use significantly more emergency department services than cisgender beneficiaries, particularly for psychological care, and these visits were more likely to be followed by an admission. This study quantifies this excess use of emergent services and highlights upstream implications of delays in seeking timely health care. 

Authors: Gray Babbs, M.P.H., of the Brown University School of Public Health in Providence, Rhode Island, is the corresponding author.

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(doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2023.8209)

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