The recent article by Elster and colleagues, titled "Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care for Adolescents: A Systematic Review of the Literature," makes an important contribution to the literature by summarizing a decade or more of research on disparities in access to primary health care services among adolescents and children.1 The findings are important in their own right, but they also lend important context to the interpretation of research on racial/ethnic disparities in the quality of health care for children.
Stevens GD, Shi L. Primary Care Access and Quality: Two Sides of the Same Coin. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2004;158(2):185–186. doi:10.1001/archpedi.158.2.185-a
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