Do patients choose physicians of their own race?

  title={Do patients choose physicians of their own race?},
  author={Somnath Saha and Shannon Taggart and Miriam Komaromy and Andrew B Bindman},
  journal={Health affairs},
  volume={19 4},
This study seeks to determine whether minority Americans tend to see physicians of their own race as a matter of choice or simply because minority physicians are more conveniently located within predominantly minority communities. Using data from the Commonwealth Fund 1994 National Comparative Survey of Minority Health Care, we found that black and Hispanic Americans sought care from physicians of their own race because of personal preference and language, not solely because of geographic… CONTINUE READING

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