NPR logo

Study: Doctors Listen to White Patients More

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4247593/4247594" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Study: Doctors Listen to White Patients More

Health Care

Study: Doctors Listen to White Patients More

Study: Doctors Listen to White Patients More

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4247593/4247594" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Doctors are listening less and talking more to black patients than to white patients, according to a Johns Hopkins School of Public Health study. The study aims to learn why minorities tend to receive lower quality health care than whites, even when both groups have similar health insurance and incomes. Hear NPR's Tony Cox and Dr. Rachel Johnson.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.