Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 Jun 1;36(6):1065-1069. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2016.1416.
For Selected Services, Blacks And Hispanics More Likely To Receive Low-Value Care Than Whites.
US minority populations receive fewer effective health services than whites. Using Medicare administrative data for 2006-11, we found no consistent, corresponding protection against the receipt of ineffective health services. Compared with whites, blacks and Hispanics were often more likely to receive the low-value services studied.
Disparities; Health Reform; Medicare; Minority Health; Quality Of Care