Racial and ethnic disparities and primary care experience.
Clancy, C M
Stryer, D B
Clancy, C M and Stryer, D B (2001) Racial and ethnic disparities and primary care experience. Health services research, 36 (6 Pt 1). pp. 979-986.
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Multiple studies published in the past decade have confirmed the existence of significant disparities in access, quality, and outcomes of care associated with race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic position. The majority of studies have examined the experiences of African Americans, but available evidence suggests that other groups, including Latinos, Native Americans, and Asian Americans, are also affected. Compared to whites, Latinas receive fewer mammograms, Pap smears, and influenza vaccinations; less prenatal care; fewer cardiovascular procedures; and less analgesia for metastatic cancer and trauma. Asian Americans receive fewer Pap smears and influenza vaccinations. Native Americans receive less prenatal care…