I don't think my post was all that bias. There has been report after report on the amount of non-insured or underinsured (ie Medicare) minority groups (Sultz, H. & Young, K. 2000 - . Health Care USA - Organization and Delivery
Minority groups have been including elders, women and children as well, so I don't think my statement was limiting of these people and referencing only Blacks and Hispanics. I also stated that these groups of people have been reported to NOT access care (Sultz, et al) for a variety of reasons: some cultural reasons, some no transportation, all factors r/t their socio-economic status. My statement with regard to that was focusing on THOSE minorities that are on Medicare, or NO insurance. I shouldn't have to prefix every statement.
Once the generalization is made, or the sub-groups identified, it should carry over throughout the entire manuscript.
Perhaps not, and that could be my fault.
So... to clarify....OF the minority groups that have poor care, MOST have been identified as being underinsured or not insured. Of the minorities that have any insurance, MOST have decreased access to care for a variety of reasons, which has been identified as a contributing factor to acuity levels WHEN care is finally saught, which can contribute to recovery.
P, I have never witnessed such events as you described in your hospital. But I have seen hospitals not being able to pay the bills as a result of seeing and treating too many patients who can't pay. Like I said, our county hospital went bankrupt as a result. Our other inner-city hospital is on the verge.