Eliminating Health Disparities: Measurement and Data Needs

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National Academies Press, Aug 9, 2004 - Medical - 310 pages
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Disparities in health and health care across racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds in the United States are well documented. The reasons for these disparities are, however, not well understood. Current data available on race, ethnicity, SEP, and accumulation and language use are severely limited. The report examines data collection and reporting systems relating to the collection of data on race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic position and offers recommendations.

 

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Contents

Executive Summary
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1 Introduction
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2 The Importance of Data on Race Ethnicity Socioeconomic Position and Acculturation in Understanding Disparities in Health and Health Care
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3 Measuring Race Ethnicity Socioeconomic Position and Acculturation
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4 DHHS Collection of Data on Race Ethnicity Socioeconomic Position and Acculturation and Language Use
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5 StateBased Collection of Data on Race Ethnicity Socioeconomic Position and Acculturation and Language Use
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6 PrivateSector Collection of Data on Race Ethnicity Socioeconomic Position and Acculturation and Language Use
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References
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Appendix B Workshop on Improving Racial and Ethnic Data in Health
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Appendix C Recommendations on the Use of Socioeconomic Position Indicators to Better Understand Racial Inequalities in Health
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Appendix D The Role of Racial and Ethnic Data Collection in Eliminating Disparities in Health Care
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Appendix E State Collection of Racial and Ethnic Data
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Hospitals Health Plans and Medical Groups
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Appendix G Racial and Ethnic Data Collection by Health Plans
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Appendix H Biographical Sketches
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