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Black Patients Feel Dismissed and Skeptical After Their Experiences in the ED

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Many other Black patients participating in the study expressed similar experiences with racism in health care, noting how doctors dismissed their concerns, provided inadequate information about medications, and handled their pain poorly. Resulting feelings of mistrust were compounded, they noted, by how few caregivers looked like them.

By amplifying the experiences and voices of Black patients, the study—by LDI Senior Fellows Anish K. AgarwalDavid A. AschRaina M. MerchantEugenia C. South, and colleagues—provides data on people’s personal experiences of racism in health care. The work was funded by an LDI Bold Solutions Pilot Grant and published in JAMA Health Forum.

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