Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 18, issue 2, P382-393 2007 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2007.0036 View full text
Nicole A. Karras, Charles S. Hemenway

Abstract: Adult patients with SCD who relied almost exclusively on New Orleans' main public hospital (Charity Hospital) for specialized sickle cell services reported significant frustration/dissatisfaction with their medical care eight months after the storm. In contrast, pediatric patients with SCD and their guardians, who rarely received care within the public hospital system, reported more satisfaction with their care. There was a statistically significant difference between the two groups in their responses to the p…

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