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Advancing Health Disparities Research Within the Health Care System: A Conceptual Framework

Kilbourne, Amy M. and Switzer, Galen and Hyman, Kelly and Crowley-Matoka, Megan and Fine, Michael J. (2006) Advancing Health Disparities Research Within the Health Care System: A Conceptual Framework. American Journal of Public Health, 96 (12). pp. 2113-2121. ISSN 0090-0036

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We provide a framework for health services-related researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to guide future health disparities research in areas ranging from detecting differences in health and health care to understanding the determinants that underlie disparities to ultimately designing interventions that reduce and eliminate these disparities. To do this, we identify potential selection biases and definitions of vulnerable groups when detecting disparities. The key factors to understanding disparities were multilevel determinants of health disparities, including individual beliefs and preferences, effective patient-provider communication, and the organizational culture of the health care system. We encourage interventions that yield generalizable data on their effectiveness, and that promote further engagement of communities, providers, and policy makers to ultimately enhance the application and the impact of health disparities research.

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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: disparities; health; health care; researchers; determinants of health disparities; comprehensive research agenda
Subjects: Health > Health Equity
Health > Health Equity > Access To Healthcare
Health > Disparities
Research > studies
Research > Genetics and Race
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Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2011 09:51
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/852

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