Title

Reducing racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in health care: Opportunities in national health reform

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

Winter 2008

Journal

Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics

Volume

Volume 36, Issue 4

Inclusive Pages

693-702

Keywords

Benchmarking--statistics & numerical data; Health Care Reform--organization & administration; Life Expectancy; Socioeconomic Factors; Disparities; Health Reform

Abstract

Policy often focuses on reducing health care disparities through interventions at the patient and provider level. While unquestionably important, system-wide reforms to reduce uninsurance, improve geographic availability of services, increase workforce diversity, and promote clinical best practices are essential for progress in reducing disparities.

Peer Reviewed

1