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Rodney M, Clasen C, Goldman G, Markert R, Deane D. (1998). Three evaluation methods of a community health advocate program. Journal of Community Health 23(5):371-381. Schneider EC, Leape LL, Weissman JS, Piana RN, Gatsonis C, Epstein AM. (2001). Racial differences in cardiac revascularization rates: Does “overuse” explain higher rates among white patients? Annals of Internal Medicine 135(5):328-37. Schulman KA, Berlin JA, Harless W, et al. (1999). The effect of race and sex on physicians’ recommendations for cardiac catheterization.

1997). S. racial and ethnic minorities and non-minorities. , ability to pay or insurance coverage); • Evaluate potential sources of racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare, including the role of bias, discrimination, and stereotyping at the individual (provider and patient), institutional, and health system levels; and • Provide recommendations regarding interventions to eliminate healthcare disparities. In its interpretation of the charge, the study committee assumes responsibility for assessing variation in the quality of healthcare services provided to individuals of different racial and ethnic backgrounds, independently of patients’ insurance status, education, income, or other factors that are known to affect access to care.

As noted above, the reasons for these health status disparities are complex. Individual risk factors for poor health are pronounced among many racial and ethnic minorities, yet these risks are confounded by the disproportionate representation of minorities in the lower socioeconomic tiers. Moreover, socioeconomic position in and of itself is correlated with health status, independently of individual risk factors, as people in each ascending step along the socioeconomic gradient tend to have better health, even when individual health risk factors are accounted for (Kaplan, Everson, and Lynch, 2000).

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