Racial disparities in treatment preferences for rheumatoid arthritis.

  title={Racial disparities in treatment preferences for rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Florina Constantinescu and Suzanne Goucher and Arthur Weinstein and Liana Fraenkel},
  journal={Medical care},
  volume={47 3},
BACKGROUND Data suggest that differences in patient preferences may account for racial disparities in the use of medical interventions. Racial disparities have also been noted in outcomes and the delivery of healthcare services in chronic disease. Whether treatment preferences in chronic disease differ by race is not known. METHODS We elicited treatment preferences for aggressive therapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis who identified themselves as being black or white. RESULTS One… CONTINUE READING
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