Racial patterns in disabled elderly persons' use of medical services.

@article{WhiteMeans2000RacialPI,
  title={Racial patterns in disabled elderly persons' use of medical services.},
  author={Shelley White-Means},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  year={2000},
  volume={55 2},
  pages={S76-89}
}
OBJECTIVE This study examines the extent that older persons experience patterns of health service use that vary by race. METHODS Using the 1989 NLTCS database, researchers estimate ten binomial logistic regressions of community medical service use by disabled White and Black older persons. Chow tests and Oaxaca decomposition analysis inform why racial differences continue to exist, although most elderly persons have Medicare. RESULTS With similar medical conditions, Blacks are less likely… CONTINUE READING