Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 17, issue 3, P559-574 2006 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2006.0097 View full text
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Janice M. Barnhart, Oshra Cohen, Natania Wright, Judy Wylie-Rosett

Abstract: Racial/ethnic and sex disparities in coronary heart disease treatment exist. We previously reported that physicians perceive non-clinical variables, such as a patient's desire for a second opinion, as affecting revascularization decisions. The results of that study are further examined here, using factor analysis to identify significant interrelationships among the non-clinical variables, which could contribute to disparities in coronary revascularization (i.e., percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty […

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