OTO: Racial and Insurance Inequalities in Access to Early Pediatric Cochlear Implantation
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OTO: Racial and Insurance Inequalities in Access to Early Pediatric Cochlear Implantation

This podcast highlights original research published in the March 2021 issue of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, the official journal of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) Foundation.

The objective was to evaluate the association between race/ethnicity and insurance status on the access to early cochlear implantation.

In conclusion, racial/ethnic and insurance disparities in pediatric cochlear implantation can be observed at the population level. To address these racial and insurance inequalities, a multidisciplinary care team is needed and priorities should be given to research endeavors and policy interventions that target these disparities.

 

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