Health care disparities have been well document to exist in various demographics. Specifically, there are differences in the access to and quality of healthcare between ethnic and racial groups. Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is a debilitating chronic condition that affects the underinsured population more often than the insured. The present study sought to identify associations with the diagnosis of CHF between race, ethnicity, and insurance type.
Data sets retrieved from the 2010 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey were utilized to run statistical analysis and identify correlations between the dependent variable and independent variables. A chi-square test was performed to determine the significance of the results. The sample population selected was cross tabulated to identify associations between the variables. The findings suggest that significant differences exist in the diagnosis of CHF between race, ethnicity, and insurance type. The results support past research, which found that racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities exist in health care.
|Commitee:||Reynolds, Grace, Sinay, Tony|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Health Care Administration|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 53/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Health care management|
|Keywords:||Ambulatory care, Congestive Heart Failure, Insurance, Race and ethnicity|
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