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Minorities in the United States receive lower-quality health care than whites, even when their insurance and income are the same, according to a March 20 report by the Washington, D.C.-based Institute of Medicine, a nonprofit that advises Congress. Authors of the study blamed subtle racial prejudice and differences in the quality of health plans. The study found that minorities were less likely than whites to be given appropriate medication for heart disease, or to have bypass surgery or receive kidney dialysis when needed.
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Author:Williams, Stephanie
Publication:The Chicago Reporter
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:May 1, 2002
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