Study: Two health systems — black and white

by Jon Henshaw

CNN reports:

Inferior qualifications and less access to resources among doctors who treat black patients may contribute to racial disparities in the quality of U.S. health care, authors of a study said Wednesday. The study, published in Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine, found that many of the doctors treating black patients complain they don’t have the resources to adequately care for them.

“The findings paint a picture of two health systems, where physicians treating black patients appear to have less access to important clinical resources and be less well-trained clinically than physicians treating white patients,” said study leader Peter Bach of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

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