Sumary of Black Americans Often Face Discrimination in Health Care:
- TUESDAY, April 6, 2021 — Black Americans are much more likely to report discrimination or unfair judgment when seeking health care than whites or Hispanics, researchers report..
- “Discrimination and unfair judgment in a health care setting can result in serious ramifications to health and have cumulative adverse effects on people’s lives,”.
- Gonzalez’s team analyzed data from the institute’s Coronavirus Tracking Survey of non-elderly adults conducted from Sept..
- The researchers found that 10.6% of Black adults reported discrimination or unfair judgment by a health care provider or their staff based on race, ethnicity, disability, gender, sexual orientation or health condition, compared with 4.5% of Hispanic adults and 3.6% of white adults..
- Overall, 5.1% of all non-elderly adults said they’d been discriminated against or judged unfairly while seeking health care..
- 3% of all adults and 7.9% of Black adults did so, according to the analysis that was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation..
- “This analysis finds that Black adults, particularly Black women and Black adults with low incomes, were more likely than other adults to report that they had experienced discrimination or to feel that they had been unfairly judged by a health care provider or their staff, which is largely consistent with findings from other surveys,”…