Urban hospitals tend to cater to white patients, analysis finds

Abstract: "It is a form of segregation, to be blunt," said Dr. Vikas Saini, president of the Lown Institute, describing many markets as the tale of two hospitals. "In big cities where there was a lot more diversity, there was a real tendency for some hospitals to cater to primarily wealthier, whiter and more educated patients. That left other hospitals to take care of the poor, less educated and minority patients."