Racial and ethnic inequalities in medical care are widely documented in literature. However, variations in Americans' experiences with healthcare, specifically regarding physician-patient communication and shared decision-making about treatment plans, are not well understood. A new study from Boston Medical Center suggests that a patient's race/ethnicity may influence the amount and type of information they receive from physicians regarding treatment recommendations. The report is published online in Patient Education and Counseling.
Do you believe race influences the type and amount of information a physician will dispense to a patient?