Reducing racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in health care: Opportunities in national health reform
Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics
Volume 36, Issue 4
Benchmarking--statistics & numerical data; Health Care Reform--organization & administration; Life Expectancy; Socioeconomic Factors; Disparities; Health Reform
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.
Lillie-Blanton, M., Maleque, S., Miller, W. (2008). Reducing racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in health care: opportunities in national health reform. Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, 36(4), 693-702.