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Poll Results: Which one of these is not a possible reason for the racial and ethnic disparities in health care?

Cultural and language barriers
17%
(31)
Time limits imposed by a busy clinical practice
22%
(39)
Distrust for the health care community
9%
(16)
Shortage of minority physicians
9%
(17)
Positive stereotypes about minorities, which affects the way health professionals provide care
42%
(76)

The answer is "Positive stereotypes about minorities, which affects the way health professionals provide care." The Institute of Medicine believes that negative stereotyping is one of the many reasons for racial and ethnic disparities in health care.

For more information about disparities in health care, please read the Institute of Medicine's pamphlet Addressing Racial and Ethnic Health Care Disparities.

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