Racial and ethnic disparities in the VA healthcare system a systematic review

Numerous studies have demonstrated racial and ethnic disparities in health care in the United States.These disparities have been demonstrated in the Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system, where financial barriers to receiving care are minimized. The VA is committed to delivering high-quality care...

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Main Author: Saha, Somnath
Corporate Authors: Veterans Administration Medical Center (Portland, Or.), United States Department of Veterans Affairs, United States Veterans Health Administration
Other Authors: Freeman, Michele, Toure, Joahd, Tippens, Kimberly M.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: [Washington, D.C.] Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Services Research & Development Service 2007, [2007]
Series:Evidence synthesis pilot program
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Collection: National Center for Biotechnology Information - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Numerous studies have demonstrated racial and ethnic disparities in health care in the United States.These disparities have been demonstrated in the Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system, where financial barriers to receiving care are minimized. The VA is committed to delivering high-quality care in an equitable manner, and as such, to eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in health care. To inform this effort, we systematically reviewed the existing evidence on disparities within the VA, to address the following objectives: 1) Determine in which clinical areas racial and ethnic disparities are prevalent within the VA; 2) Describe what is known about the sources of those disparities; and 3) Qualitatively synthesize that knowledge to determine the most promising avenues for future research aimed at improving equity in VA health care
Item Description:Title from PDF cover. - "June 2007.". - "Prepared for: Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Health Services Research & Development Service, Washington, DC 20420, USA.". - Mode of access: World Wide Web