Race, ethnicity, and language data standardization for health care quality improvement

The goal of eliminating disparities in health care in the United States remains elusive. Even as quality improves on specific measures, disparities often persist. Addressing these disparities must begin with the fundamental step of bringing the nature of the disparities and the groups at risk for th...

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Main Author: Ulmer, Cheryl
Corporate Author: Institute of Medicine (U.S.) Subcommittee on Standardized Collection of Race/Ethnicity Data for Healthcare Quality Improvement
Other Authors: McFadden, Bernadette, Nerenz, David R.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, D.C. National Academies Press c2009, 2009
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Collection: National Center for Biotechnology Information - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The goal of eliminating disparities in health care in the United States remains elusive. Even as quality improves on specific measures, disparities often persist. Addressing these disparities must begin with the fundamental step of bringing the nature of the disparities and the groups at risk for those disparities to light by collecting health care quality information stratified by race, ethnicity and language data. Then attention can be focused on where interventions might be best applied, and on planning and evaluating those efforts to inform the development of policy and the application of resources. A lack of standardization of categories for race, ethnicity, and language data has been suggested as one obstacle to achieving more widespread collection and utilization of these data. Race, Ethnicity, and Language Data identifies current models for collecting and coding race, ethnicity, and language data; reviews challenges involved in obtaining these data, and makes recommendations for a nationally standardized approach for use in health care quality improvement
Physical Description:xxi, 181 p. ill. (some col.), col. maps 28 cm
ISBN:0309140129
9780309140126