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Racial Disparities in Health Care Persist

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Racial Disparities in Health Care Persist

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Racial Disparities in Health Care Persist

Racial Disparities in Health Care Persist

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Three new major studies on racial disparities in health care conclude that African Americans continue to receive inferior care when compared to white patients. The results show that, with a few exceptions, little has changed since racial disparities in health care came to light more than a decade ago.

Guests:

Dr. Nicole Lurie, senior natural scientist and Paul O'Neill Alcoa Professor of Health Policy at the Rand Corp.

Dr. Vanessa Northington Gamble, director of the Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care

Dr. Chuck Cutler, national medical director for quality at Aetna