Access to Medical Care for Black and White Americans: A Matter of Continuing Concern
Blendon, Robert J.
Aiken, Linda H.
Freeman, Howard E.
Corey, Christopher R.
JAMA. 1989 Jan 13; 261(2): 278-281.
A 1986 survey consisting of telephone interviews with 10,130 persons representative of the U.S. population, living in the 48 contiguous states indicates a significant lack of access to health care among black compared with white Americans. All income levels of blacks underuse needed medical care, are less likely to be satisfied with the qualitiative ways their physicians treat them when they are ill, are more dissatisfied with the care they receive when hospitalized, and are more likely to believe that the length of their hospitalizations is too short. (KIE abstract)
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