For Selected Services Blacks And Hispanics More Likely To Receive Low-Value Care Than Whites
Author: William L. Schpero, Nancy E. Morden, Thomas D. Sequist, Meredith B. Rosenthal, Daniel J. Gottlieb, Carrie H. Colla
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.