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Minority Care

Originally published in UBA’s June HR Elements.

Black and Hispanic populations receive poorer-quality health care, at lower-quality hospitals than do whites, and a study suggests that it’s not because minorities live in closer-proximity to these hospitals. Instead, as reported by theĀ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, patient traffic patterns are deeply ingrained, particularly for highly segregated urban areas. This results in minorities, and their doctors, selecting poorer-performing hospitals when a higher-quality option is in their backyard.