Examining the determinants of how Black men evaluate the quality of healthcare and the impact of their evaluation on primary health care visits

The health status of African-American men may be influenced by their experience with the health care system. Ratings of quality of health care and the influence of quality on health care visits has not been fully examined for African-American men. This study will detail the characteristics of African-American men, their health plans, and health providers and staff that are related to ratings of health quality. The study will examine a national sample of African-American men and describe global health reports and composite area scores. Finally, the study will explore the relationship between health care quality, physicians and staff, personal characteristics, health plan factors, and primary care visits for African-American men. Data from the CAHPS Adult Commercial Health Plan Survey from 2003-2006 will be used in the study.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $74,906.00

Awarded on: 5/26/2009

Time frame: 6/15/2009 - 7/14/2011

Grant Number: 66321


University of Alabama at Birmingham

Administration Building, Suite 1070
1530 Third Avenue South
Birmingham, 35294-0110


Keith T. Elder
Project Director