Physician performance and racial disparities in diabetes mellitus care

  • Sequist T
  • Fitzmaurice G
  • Marshall R
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Abstract

Racial differences inDM outcomes are primarily related to patients’ characteristics and within physician effects, wherein individual physicians achieve less favorable outcomes among their black patients than their white patients. Efforts to eliminate these disparities, including race-stratified performance reports and programs to enhance care for minority patients, should be addressed to all physicians.

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Authors

  • Thomas D. Sequist

  • Garrett M. Fitzmaurice

  • Richard Marshall

  • Shimon Shaykevich

  • Dana Gelb Safran

  • John Z. Ayanian

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