US Study: Living in Poorer Neighborhoods Linked to Worse Survival

US Study: Living in Poorer Neighborhoods Linked to Worse Survival

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US Study: Living in Poorer Neighborhoods Linked to Worse Survival

People with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) who live in poorer neighborhoods are less likely to receive a lung transplant and have a higher mortality risk, a U.S. single-center study reports. The study’s lead researcher said she was surprised the findings of “neighborhood-level disadvantage” reached significance given the relatively small number of patients involved. The findings highlight the need for further investigation, she said. These results also support legislative and policy efforts to reduce the burden…

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