Mediators of Discrimination in Primary Care Appointment Access
Funding information: National Institutes of Health, United States of America (1R15MD010224-01) and Portland State University, United States of America , Grants/Awards: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Faculty Enhancement Committee, Institute for Sustainable Solutions and Office of Research and Strategic Partnerships.
We examine how differences in questions asked and information provided by physicians’ offices contribute to differences in new-patient appointment offers. Data is from a 2013–16 field experiment involving calls to a random sample of US primary care physicians on behalf of simulated new patients differentiated by race/ethnicity (Black, Hispanic, White), sex, and insurance. We find that the rates and stated reasons for denial of appointment offers differ substantially across patient groups.
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Wisniewski, J., Walker, B., Tinkler, S., Stano, M., & Sharma, R. (2021). Mediators of discrimination in primary care appointment access. Economics Letters, 200, 109744. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2021.109744