Immigrant perceptions of discrimination in health care: the California Health Interview Survey 2003

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Social Work
Department Social Work
Creator Wen, Ming
Other Author Lauderdale, Diane S.; Jacobs, Elizabeth A.; Kandula, Namratha R.
Title Immigrant perceptions of discrimination in health care: the California Health Interview Survey 2003
Date 2006
Description The 2002 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report Unequal Treatment summarized research on racial and ethnic disparities in health care defined as "racial or ethnic differences in the quality of healthcare that are not due to access-related factors or clinical needs, preferences, and appropriateness of intervention."1 The report documented extensive disparities in health care; however, the mechanisms underlying these disparities are less well understood and are likely multifactorial. One possible mechanism may be systematic bias or discrimination within the healthcare context, which would decrease quality of care, or patient perceptions of discrimination, which would influence care-seeking behavior and adherence. Studies have documented an association between perceptions of racial/ethnic discrimination and a delay in seeking treatment,2-4 lower adherence to treatment regimens, 4,5 and lower rates of follow up.4 The great majority of research on perceptions and experiences of discrimination in healthcare has focused on blacks,3,6-21 and there is a "relative paucity" of research on other groups.
Type Text
Publisher Wolters Kluwer (LWW)
Journal Title Medical Care
Volume 44
Issue 10
First Page 914
Last Page 920
DOI 10.1097/01.mlr.0000220829.87073.f7
citatation_issn 0025-7079
Subject Health care; California health interview survey; Health disparities; Healthcare disparities
Subject LCSH Health services accessibility; Discrimination -- United States; Immigrants -- United States; Immigrants -- Attitudes
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Lauderdale, D. S., Wen, M., Jacobs, E. A., & Kandula, N. R. (2006). Immigrant perceptions of discrimination in health care: the California Health Interview Survey 2003. Medical Care, 44(10), 914-20.
Rights Management (c) Wolters Kluwer (LWW) http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.mlr.0000220829.87073.f7
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
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