Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 21, issue 1, P386-400 2010 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.0.0275 View full text
Rose Clark-Hitt, Jennifer Malat, Diana Burgess, Greta Friedemann-Sanchez

Abstract: Racial inequality in medical treatment is a problem whose sources are not fully understood. To gain better insight into how race may affect treatment, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 26 doctors and nurses. Using an open coding scheme, the explanations of racial inequality in treatment were coded by two people. Four major categories of responses emerged to explain why Black patients are less likely to receive the same levels of medical care as Whites: access to care, physician bias, Black patient…

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