The Relationship between Race/Ethnicity, Sex, and Language in Patient-Physician Encounters among Bangladeshi-Americans
This study will investigate the issue of patient-physician communication/relation in the Bangladeshi-American community in Hamtramck, Michigan. The specific components that will be explored are race/ethnicity, language, and sex of patients and providers. The data will be collected to analyze if any of these factors are associated with patient-physician relation in a primary care setting. The patient’s and the provider’s perspective will both be considered. The study proposes to explore whether race/ethnicity, language and sex of the provider affects patient satisfaction and care among the Bangladeshi-American community.
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