Insurance status doesn’t alter trauma care outcome in Ghana

A team of Ghanaian and U.S. researchers examined whether having insurance affected trauma patients’ out-of-pocket costs and their chances to get timely surgical care after being admitted to Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, a large teaching hospital in Kumasi, Ghana, a city of 3.3 million. The study was published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization. Collaborators came from Stanford University and the University of Utah.