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Physician Effects on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Patients' Experiences of Primary Care

To what extent can racial and ethnic disparities be attributed to differences within physician practices or to differences between practices? Commonwealth Fund–supported researchers writing in the Journal of General Internal Medicine found that primary care patients treated at 27 California medical groups were generally clustered in practices with others of their own ethnicity—an indication that minority patients tended to receive treatment in low-performing practices.

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