Disparity dashboards: an evaluation of the literature and framework for health equity improvement
The Lancet. Digital health
The growing recognition of differences in health outcomes across populations has led to a slow but increasing shift towards transparent reporting of patient outcomes. In addition, pay-for-equity initiatives, such as those proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, will require the reporting of health outcomes across subgroups over time. Dashboards offer one means of visualising data in the health-care context that can highlight essential disparities in clinical outcomes, guide targeted quality-improvement efforts, and ultimately improve health equity. In this Viewpoint, we evaluate all studies that have reported the successful development of a disparity dashboard and share the data collected and unintended consequences reported. We propose a framework for systematic equality improvement through incentivisation of the collecting and reporting of health data and through implementation of reward systems to reduce health disparities.
Gallifant, Jack; Kistler, Emmett Alexander; Nakayama, Luis Filipe; Zera, Chloe; Kripalani, Sunil; Ntatin, Adelline; Fernandez, Leonor; Bates, David; Dankwa-Mullan, Irene; and Celi, Leo Anthony, "Disparity dashboards: an evaluation of the literature and framework for health equity improvement" (2023). GW Authored Works. Paper 3875.
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