Mistrust in physicians does not explain black-white disparities in primary care and emergency department utilization: The importance of socialization during the Jim Crow era

December 15, 2018


  • Cassandra Hua
  • Anthony Bardo
  • J. Scott Brown

Compared to whites, blacks under-utilize primary care and over-utilize emergency department services. This study examines whether mistrust in physicians explains these black-white disparities, and the potentially modifying influence of socialization under racially segregated health care (i.e., raised in the U.S. South during the Jim Crow era).

Journal of the National Medical Association, doi.org/10.1016/j.jnma.2018.01.006


  • Health/Physical Activity