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Unequal treatment: racial and ethnic disparities in alcoholism treatment services.

Schmidt, Laura and Greenfield, Thomas and Mulia, Nina (2006) Unequal treatment: racial and ethnic disparities in alcoholism treatment services. Alcohol research & health : the journal of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 29 (1). pp. 49-54. ISSN 1535-7414

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Racial and ethnic disparities in alcoholism treatment may exist with respect to treatment need as well as access to, appropriateness, and quality of care. For any given level of alcohol consumption, ethnic minority populations experience more negative consequences of drinking than Whites and therefore have greater treatment needs. Whether access to treatment is more compromised for minority clients than for Whites is a matter of debate. It is clear, however, that ethnic disparities in the quality and appropriateness of alcohol services are ubiquitous. Despite these disparities, treatment often appears to be as successful for minority patients as for Whites. More in-depth investigations are needed to understand why outcomes often are similar despite disparities in treatment.

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Subjects: Health > Health Equity > Access To Healthcare
Health > Disparities
Health > Public Health > Health Risk Factors > Alcohol
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Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2012 15:57
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2012 15:57
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/3859

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