Racial differences in patients’ perceptions of debilitated health states

  title={Racial differences in patients’ perceptions of debilitated health states},
  author={Dr. Samuel Cykert and Jerry D. Joines and Grace Kissling and Charles Hansen Ma},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
OBJECTIVE: To determine health utility scores for specific debilitated health states and to identify whether race or other demographic differences predict significant variation in these utility scores. DESIGN: Utility analysis. SETTING: A community hospital general internal medicine clinic, a private internal medicine practice, and a private pulmonary medicine practice. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty-four consecutive patients aged 50 to 75 years awaiting appointments. In order to participate, patients at… CONTINUE READING


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