Thursday, February 11, 2010

Physician Effects on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Patients’ Experiences of Primary Care

Racial and ethnic disparities in patients’ primary care experiences are present even when health insurance coverage is comparable. A Commonwealth Fund–supported study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine investigated the extent to which such disparities can be attributed to differences within physician practices—meaning they are potentially related to discrimination or differential treatment—or to differences between practices, an indication that minority patients tend to receive treatment in low-performing practices.

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