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Alsan, Marcella; Garrick, Owen; Graziani, Grant 2019. Does Diversity Matter for Health? Experimental Evidence from Oakland.

We study the effect of physician workforce diversity on the demand for preventive care among African American men. In an experi- ment in Oakland, California, we randomize black men to black or non-black male medical doctors. We use a two-stage design, measur- ing decisions before (pre-consultation) and after (post-consultation) meeting their assigned doctor. Subjects select a similar number of preventives in the pre-consultation stage, but are much more likely to select every preventive service, particularly invasive services, once meeting with a racially concordant doctor. Our findings suggest black doctors could reduce the black-white male gap in cardiovascu- lar mortality by 19 percent.
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