George Washington University, School of Public Health and Health Services, Department of Health Policy
Legal Barriers to Health Information Law
Quality Improvement; Race and Ethnicity Data
This policy brief weighs whether the collection of patient data by race or ethnicity, as part of a program of quality improvement, violates the law.
Rosenbaum, S., Burke, T., Nath, S. W., Santos, J., & Thomas, D. (2006). The legality of collecting and disclosing patient race and ethnicity data (Legal barriers to health information law). Washington, D.C.: George Washington University, School of Public Health and Health Services, Department of Health Policy.