Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Executive Deputy EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: The article by Dr Fiscella and
colleagues1 lists much of the accumulated
evidence for socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic disparities in health care
quality. However, the documentation marshaled by these authors suggests that
important racial and ethnic health care disparities are uniformly represented
by undertreatment and lack of access to medical services by minority groups.
Hoeldtke NJ, Hoeldtke KC. Inequalities in Racial Access to Health Care. JAMA. 2000;284(16):2053. doi:10.1001/jama.284.16.2053