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Challenges To Using A Business Case For Addressing Health Disparities

Lurie, Nicole and Somers, Stephen A. and Fremont, Allen and Angeles, January and Murphy, Erin K. and Hamblin, Allison (2008) Challenges To Using A Business Case For Addressing Health Disparities. HEALTH AFFAIRS, 27 (2). pp. 334-338.

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    Abstract

    The authors consider the challenges to quantifying both the business case and the social case for addressing disparities, which is central to achieving equity in the U.S. health care system. They describe the practical and methodological challenges faced by health plans exploring the business and social cases for undertaking disparity-reducing interventions. Despite these challenges, sound business and quality improvement principles can guide health care organizations seeking to reduce disparities. Place-based interventions may help focus resources and engage health care and community partners who can share in the costs of—and gains from—such efforts.


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    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: business case; social case; disparities; achieving equity; U.S. health care system; reduce disparities; health care organizations; community partners
    Subjects: Health > Health Equity
    Health
    Health > Disparities
    Practice > interventions
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    Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2008
    Last Modified: 10 May 2011 12:57
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/953

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