Racial Segregation and Disparities in Health Care Delivery: Conceptual Model and Empirical Assessment

Mary S. Vaughan Sarrazin, Mary E. Campbell, Kelly K. Richardson & Gary E. Rosenthal
OBJECTIVE: This study examines two dimensions of racial segregation across hospitals, using a disease for which substantial disparities have been documented. DATA SOURCES: Black (n=32,289) and white (n=244,042) patients 67 years and older admitted for acute myocardial infarction during 2004-2005 in 105 hospital markets were identified from Medicare data. Two measures of segregation were calculated: Dissimilarity (i.e., dissimilar distribution by race across hospitals), and Isolation (i.e., racial isolation within hospitals). For each measure, markets were...
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