Chronic Diseases and Conditions; Disparities; Race and Ethnicity Data
Racial and ethnic disparities in cardiovascular care are greatly influenced by market factors and how the health care system is organized. This study examines key health system factors that contribute to disparities in cardiac care among racial and ethnic minorities in the United States. A market assessment, consisting of site visits, interviews, and data collection from key health care providers in 10 communities, was undertaken to identify common characteristics in the health care markets and to explore how these factors may drive disparities in cardiac care.
Regenstein, M., Mead, H., & Lara, A. (2006). The heart of the matter: The relationship between communities, cardiovascular services, and racial and ethnic gaps in care (Expecting success: Excellence in cardiac care, CV report 1). Washington, D.C.: George Washington University, School of Public Health and Health Services, Department of Health Policy.