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Heterogeneity among Indians, Pakistanis, and Bangladeshis is key to racial inequities

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7369.903/a (Published 19 October 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:903
  1. Raj S Bhopal, Bruce and John Usher professor of public health. (raj.bhopal@es.ac.uk)
  1. Public Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9AG

    EDITOR—Feder et al recently confirmed and extended observations pointing to inequity in the invasive management of coronary disease.— They conclude that the inequity is not due to physician bias or socioeconomic status and emphasise as explanations patients' understanding of risks and benefits, and barriers in the healthcare system after placement on a waiting list.

    Similar observations in the United States have led to intense debate, particularly on the potential role of racism. In my overview on racism, which focused on the extensive data on …

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