Race, ethnicity, and the health care system: public perceptions and experiences.

@article{LillieBlanton2000RaceEA,
  title={Race, ethnicity, and the health care system: public perceptions and experiences.},
  author={Marsha Lillie-Blanton and Marilyn Brodie and Diane Rowland and David Altman and Mishka McIntosh},
  journal={Medical care research and review : MCRR},
  year={2000},
  volume={57 Suppl 1},
  pages={218-35}
}
To assess the public's perceptions and attitudes about racial and ethnic differences in health care, the Kaiser Family Foundation surveyed a nationally representative sample of 3,884 whites, African Americans, and Latinos in 1999. The survey found that the majority of Americans are uninformed about health care disparities--many were unaware that blacks fare worse than whites on measures such as infant mortality and life expectancy, and that Latinos are less likely than whites to have health… CONTINUE READING

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