Factors Associated with Perceptions of Respect in Health Care Settings
- Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
- Johns Hopkins University Press
- Volume 34, Number 4, November 2023
- pp. 1234-1253
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How individuals are treated in health care settings matters for continuity of care and overall health outcomes. Feeling respected within health care settings is important for health care utilization and elimination of health disparities, especially among ethnoracially marginalized groups. This study identifies within and between ethno-racial group differences in individual-level characteristics associated with perceived respect in health care settings. Using data from the Survey of the Health of Urban Residents, we preform stepwise ordinary least squares regressions to assess within and between group differences. The analytic sample consisted of respondents who identified as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, and White (N=3,801). We find that racial identity and daily experiences of discrimination are significantly tied to perceived respect in health care settings, especially among Black health care users. We conclude that experiences of discrimination are not equitable among minoritized groups.