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Title
Understanding and addressing racial disparities in health care
First Author
Williams, David R
Date of Pub
2000 Summer
Pages
75-90
Volume
21
Issue
4
Other Authors
Rucker, Toni D
Abstract
Racial disparities in medical care should be understood within the context of racial inequities in societal institutions. Systematic discrimination is not the aberrant behavior of a few but is often supported by institutional policies and unconscious bias based on negative stereotypes. Effectively addressing disparities in the quality of care requires improved data systems, increased regulatory vigilance, and new initiatives to appropriately train medical professionals and recruit more providers from disadvantaged minority backgrounds. Identifying and implementing effective strategies to eliminate racial inequities in health status and medical care should be made a national policy.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Ethnic Groups : Health Services Needs and Demand : Health Status : Quality Assurance, Health Care : Socioeconomic Factors : Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S. : United States
NTIS Number
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