Title: A Study of the Quality of Pneumonia Treatment and Surgery in Hospitals Serving Minorities and Racially-Integrated Hospitals
Introduction This study aimed to assess the quality and effectiveness of the care provided by minority hospitals and those that are racially integrated. This article’s research hypothesis was to determine the correlation between racial diversity and quality of surgical and pneumonia care in hospitals serving minorities.
Research Design For this study, a descriptive research was chosen as the design. This design was chosen by the author to collect information about the quality of care provided in hospitals that serve minorities and are racially and ethnically integrated. The cross-sectional study was conducted with secondary data.
In this study, variables were tested including race, type of hospital, the quality and quantity of care provided for surgical procedures and pneumonia and patient outcomes. This study included race as a dependent variable and hospital type as an independent one.
Research Design This study used a cross sectional design and collected information from different sources including the American Hospital Association Annual Survey and the Area Resource File. Study Data The study reviewed data from over 2,700 United States hospitals who admitted patients with pneumonia or surgery in 2006.
Data Analysis Multiple regression was used to investigate the relation between race, type of hospital, and the level of care provided for surgical pneumonia and surgery. This analysis took into account hospital characteristics, demographics of patients, and the severity or illness.
Results According to the study, surgical care and pneumonia treatment were significantly higher in hospitals that serve minorities than those with a racially-integrated population. This study found no difference between the quality of surgical and pneumonia care in non-teaching or teaching hospitals.
Conclusions According to the study, racial inclusion is linked with better surgical and pneumonia treatment in minority hospitals. The study demonstrates the importance of eliminating racial differences in healthcare, and suggests that more racial inclusion in hospitals can improve care quality for minorities. The study’s findings have implications for healthcare policy and suggest that efforts should be made to promote racial integration in hospitals to improve patient outcomes.