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Bitter Pill

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Part one of a series on healthcare disparities among the races.

Statistics show that medical outcomes for minorities are not as favorable as they are for white patients. One recent national study showed that blacks are less likely than whites to receive life-saving treatments after a heart attack, less likely to get new knees and hips, and less likely to get treatment for high blood sugar.

WBUR's Martha Bebinger listens in on a recent theatrical production that gives voice to those people who are often unheard in the disparities debate.

This program aired on September 27, 2005. The audio for this program is not available.

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Martha Bebinger covers health care and other general assignments for WBUR.


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