Journal for Healthcare Quality
Volume 29, Issue 5
Disparities; Equity; Quality Improvement; Race and Ethnicity Data
Disparities in healthcare represent a failure in the equity domain of quality. Although disparities have been well documented, little has been written about how hospitals might use improved data collection and quality improvement techniques to eliminate disparities. This article describes early findings from the planning phase of the first hospital-based disparities collaborative. The authors also discuss the changes in policy and practice that may speed hospitals in placing disparities and equity on their quality agendas.
Siegel, B., Bretsch, J., Sears, V., Regenstein, M., Wilson, M. (2007). Assumed equity: Early observations from the first Hospital Disparities Collaborative. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 26(5), 11-15.