How Does Race Matter, Anyway?
Published in: Health Services Research, v. 40, no. 1, Editorial, Feb. 2005, p. 1-7
Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2005
The author summarizes two articles by Balsa and McGuire (2001, 2003) that have used the language and tools of economic theory to examine several phenomena that can influence doctors' decision making during clinical encounters that patients and result in racial disparities in health care. These articles adapted and extended earlier theoretical developments in labor economics.