Racial/Ethnic Composition of a County Can Affect Residents' Access to Health Care

September 2004
Minority Nurse Newsletter;Fall2004, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p1
Cites a study which suggests that the racial/ethnic composition of the county in which one lives may also affect his of her access to medical care. Comparison of the percentage of Blacks who experienced difficulty obtaining any type of health care when they lived in a county with a high prevalence of Blacks; Care obtained and financial barriers of Hispanic Americans in a county with high prevalence of the group; Conclusion that diminishing disparities in access to health care may require interventions that extend beyond the individual.


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