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Disparities And Quality Improvement: Federal Policy Levers

Lurie, Nicole and Jung, Minna and Lavizzo-Mourey, Risa (2005) Disparities And Quality Improvement: Federal Policy Levers. Health Affairs, 24 (2). pp. 354-364.

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Abstract

Using a quality improvement framework to address racial and ethnic disparities in health care highlights multiple opportunities for federal and state governments to exert policy leverage, particularly through their roles as purchasers and regulators. Under such a framework, federal and state governments can expand their roles in collecting race/ethnicity data; define universal and meaningful race/ethnicity categories; more broadly disseminate standards for cultural competence; and demand the reduction of disparities through leveraging their status as collectively the largest U.S. health care payer.


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Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: disparities, quality improvement, federal policy, racial and ethnic disparities in health, federal policy levers
Subjects: Health
Health > Disparities
Health > Policy
Practice > interventions
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Depositing User: Kismet Loftin-Bell
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2005
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2011 11:29
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/303

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