Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 9, issue 2, P184-195 1998 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2010.0127 View full text
Joseph Telfair, Jennifer Myers, Sherree Drezner

Abstract: This study examined whether multidisciplinary health care providers (HCPs) perceived race of persons with sickle cell disease (SCD) as an influence in the delivery of health care. A total of 227 multidisciplinary HCPs completed the three-item Influence of Patient Race on Provision of Health Care Services Index (Cronbach's alpha = = 0.77). Results suggest that African American HCPs were more likely to perceive race as an influence along all scale items, whereas Caucasian and other race HCPs did not. Female HCPs…

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