The New York City Research and Improvement Networking Group (NYC RING)

Patients Perceptions of Racism in Healtcare

This project is a card study assessing patient perceptions of racism in a clinical care setting in order to address racial and ethnic disparities within the community.

Participating Practices
Montefiore Medical Group – Family Health Center, Comprehensive Health Care Center (Peds), Comprehensive Health Care Center (Internal Medicine), Williamsbridge

Principal Investigator
Matt Anderson, MD MPH

Project Timeline
Data Collection: October 24-November 11, 2011

Study Overview
The goal of this project is to use card study techniques to assess outpatients’ perceptions of racism in clinical care. The Card study will also assess whether or not these perceptions are affected by patient race/ethnicity, gender, age, and insurance status. All primary care providers who see patients for primary care at the MMG2 clinical sites and some JMC family medicine and pediatric sties will be asked to complete a minimum of 10 anonymous cards for each 10 consecutive patients who agree to participate in the study. The card study will be introduced at either the beginning or end f the patient encounter. The collected data will be used toward efforts to address the significant racial and ethnic disparities in our community.

Contact information:

Study Team        
Matt Anderson   Asiya Tschannerl
Claudia Lechuga      
  (718) 430-2023      
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