AHRQ: Blacks Experience Poor Outpatient Care in Calif.
Blacks have the poorest quality of outpatient care of any race or ethnic group in the state, according to data from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The report noted that high-quality outpatient care could help prevent hospital admissions. According to the report, blacks have higher hospital admission rates for diabetes, heart disease and respiratory disease than non-Hispanic whites, Asian/Pacific Islanders and Hispanics in California.
- "California Outpatient Care Worst for Blacks" (Lin, California Watch, 6/3).