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Study finds racial segregation in nursing homes - Campus News

A study co-authored by Professor of Community Health Vincent Mor found evidence of widespread racial segregation among U.S. nursing homes and a correlation between segregation and disparities in quality of care, particularly for blacks.

Published in the latest issue of Health Affairs, the study found segregation was most acute in Midwest nursing home facilities and generally reflected patterns of residential segregation. Mor, chair of the community health department, served as the study's principal investigator.

"This study is one of the first to draw from inter-facility databases of resident information to address questions of disparity of care between nursing homes in a given metropolitan area," Mor said. "Before 1999, when these data were computerized, it was difficult to study questions relating to quality of care beyond an intra-facility level."

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