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Race, ethnicity, and delayed time to COVID-19 testing among health care workers

JAMA Network Open

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About The Study: In this cross-sectional study of health care personnel (HCP), compared with non-Hispanic white HCP and clinical HCP with graduate degrees, non-Hispanic Black HCP, non-Hispanic HCP of other races, and HCP of all other professional and education backgrounds were more likely to have delayed COVID-19 testing. These findings suggest that time to testing may serve as a valuable metric in evaluating sociodemographic disparities in the response to COVID-19 and future health mitigation strategies. 

Authors: DaMarcus E. Baymon, M.D., of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, is the corresponding author. 

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