Primary Care Physicians Who Treat Blacks and Whites

Peter B Bach, Hoangmai H Pham, Deborah Schrag, Ramsey C Tate & J Lee Hargraves
Background In the United States, black patients generally receive lower-quality health care than white patients. Black patients may receive their care from a subgroup of physicians whose qualifications or resources are inferior to those of the physicians who treat white patients. Methods We performed a cross-sectional analysis of 150,391 visits by black Medicare beneficiaries and white Medicare beneficiaries 65 years of age or older for medical “evaluation and management” who were seen by 4355 primary...
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