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Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities In Health Care: Can Health Plans Generate Reports?

Nerenz, David R and Bonham, Vence L and Green-Weir, Robbya and Joseph, Christine and Gunter, Margaret (2002) Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities In Health Care: Can Health Plans Generate Reports? Health Affairs, 21 (3). pp. 259-263.

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A large and growing literature documents disparities in health status, access to care, and quality of care among racial/ethnic groups in the United States.1 Some analyses find that lack of insurance coverage is an important barrier to getting good care.2 If this were the only significant factor, disparities could be reduced or eliminated by policy initiatives that expanded insurance coverage. There is ample evidence, though, of disparities in quality of care among persons who are insured and among persons with the same type of insurance or in the same health plan.3 Interventions aimed at improving quality of care for members of racial/ethnic minority groups are necessary to reduce these disparities.

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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: racial and health disparities, racial and ethnic disparities, health disparities, health plans
Subjects: Health > Health Equity > Access To Healthcare
Health > Disparities
Research > studies
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Depositing User: Kismet Loftin-Bell
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2011 09:22
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/454

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