A Systematic Review of the Extent and Measurement of Healthcare Provider Racism

Journal of General Internal Medicine: Spring Link: February 2014

BACKGROUND

Although considered a key driver of racial disparities in healthcare, relatively little is known about the extent of interpersonal racism perpetrated by healthcare providers, nor is there a good understanding of how best to measure such racism.

OBJECTIVES

This paper reviews worldwide evidence (from 1995 onwards) for racism among healthcare providers; as well as comparing existing measurement approaches to emerging best practice, it focuses on the assessment of interpersonal racism, rather than internalized or systemic/institutional racism. Read More