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Preventive discussions with health care providers: exploring differences by race/ethnicity and place.

TitlePreventive discussions with health care providers: exploring differences by race/ethnicity and place.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsEarnshaw, Valerie A., Amy Carroll-Scott, Lisa Rosenthal, Lydia Chwastiak, Alycia Santilli, and Jeannette R. Ickovics
JournalJournal of health care for the poor and underserved
Date Published2013 Feb
KeywordsAdolescent, Adult, African Continental Ancestry Group, Aged, Communication, Community Health Centers, Continental Population Groups, Emergency Service, Hospital, Ethnic Groups, European Continental Ancestry Group, Female, Healthcare Disparities, Hispanic Americans, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Office Visits, Physician-Patient Relations, Preventive Medicine, Young Adult
AbstractThe goal of the current investigation was to explore differences in discussions of health topics with health care providers by race/ethnicity and place to identify who is receiving this preventive care and where it is being received in a low-income urban area in which people are at increased risk of chronic disease. 1,147 adults responded to a health survey in New Haven, Connecticut. Black and Latino participants reported that their health care providers discussed more topics with them than White participants reported. Participants who received care at community health centers and hospital primary care centers discussed more topics than participants who received care at hospital emergency departments and private doctors' offices. Findings suggest that community health centers are important sources of preventive care in low-income urban settings, thereby supporting the goals of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the community health center model of care delivery.
Alternate JournalJ Health Care Poor Underserved

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