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African American perspectives on health care: the voice of the community.

Miller ST, Seib HM, Dennie SP
J Ambul Care Manage. 2001 24 (3): 37-44

PMID: 11433554 · DOI:10.1097/00004479-200107000-00007

African Americans often have interactions with health care systems, services, and providers that are quite different from those of other population groups. Residents in a predominantly African American community in the southeastern United States identified issues that had a significant influence on their health care interactions. Their insights about health insurance concerns, perceived quality of health care, and trust in the health care system provide a useful framework for the redesign of care that will better meet their health care needs.

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African Americans Cardiovascular Diseases Diabetes Mellitus Focus Groups Health Priorities Humans Insurance, Health Organizational Innovation Patient Acceptance of Health Care Physician-Patient Relations Quality of Health Care Southeastern United States Tennessee

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