Racial and ethnic group variations in service use in a national sample of Medicare home health care patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

@article{YeboahKorang2011RacialAE,
  title={Racial and ethnic group variations in service use in a national sample of Medicare home health care patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Amoah Yeboah-Korang and Alison Kleppinger and Richard H. Fortinsky},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={59 6},
  pages={1123-9}
}
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is known to affect adults in racial and ethnic minority groups disproportionately. When diabetes mellitus-related symptoms lead to the need for skilled care in the community-dwelling Medicare population, physicians can order the Medicare home health care (HHC) benefit, and Medicare-certified home health agencies can deliver it. Little is known about the extent to which racial and ethnic disparities exist in types and patterns of HHC services delivered to Medicare… CONTINUE READING
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