Few Disparities in Quality of Care Are Getting Smaller
Quality measures for which disparities related to age, race, ethnicity and income are improving, not changing or worsening.
- Few disparities in quality showed significant improvement.
- The number of disparities that were getting smaller exceeded the number that were getting larger.
Image: Bar chart shows number and proportion of all quality measures for which disparities related to age, race, ethnicity, and income are improving, not changing, or worsening. 65+ vs. 18-44 (n=43), Worsening - 0, No Change - 31, Improving - 12; Black vs. White (n=147), Worsening - 5, No Change - 132, Improving - 10; Asian vs. White (n=117), Worsening - 5, No Change - 106, Improving - 6; AI/AN vs. White (n=68), Worsening - 4, No Change - 57, Improving - 7; Hispanic vs. NHW (n=138), Worsening - 3, No Change - 122, Improving - 13; Poor vs. High Income (n=79), Worsening - 3, No Change - 67, Improving - 9.
AHRQ 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports.
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