The role of private physicians in std control in two inner-city communities in Houston, Texas

Nilesh Chatterjee, Lori Leonard, Michael Ross

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Abstract

Although sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are particularly widespread in poor, largely minority, inner-city areas, little is known about the role private physicians play in these communities in STD control. A cross-sectional mail survey of private physicians potentially involved in STD management in two inner-city communities in Houston, Texas with STD prevalence rates well above city, state, and national averages was conducted to find the level and type of STD care provided. Twenty-seven of 65 physicians completed the survey. The survey found that the preventive orientation among private providers of medical care in these inner-city communities has to be increased to effectively control STDs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-39
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Public Health Management and Practice
Volume5
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

Keywords

  • Private physicians
  • STD management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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