Does managed care gatekeeping affect African Americans' access to emergency care?

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A number of national initiatives have focused attention on persistent racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care. The rising tide of improvements in health has not raised all boats; in some cases, the health gap between whites and minorities has widened. Although many social and economic forces contribute to this gap, inequitable access to health care also plays a part. This Issue Brief examines a common strategy that managed care organizations use to reduce emergency department visits--gatekeeping--and describes a study of the differential impact it may have on African Americans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalLDI issue brief
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 2001


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  • Medicine(all)

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