Significant Disparities Exist in Accessing Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
After extensive sensitivity analyses to account for severity of illness and confounding, a comparison of patient characteristics of those receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to those treated with mechanical ventilation alone revealed that female patients, those with Medicaid, and those living in the lowest-income neighborhoods were less likely to be treated with ECMO.
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