Slide 9. Few Disparities in Quality of Care Are Getting Smaller.

On July 13, 2012, Carolyn Clancy made this presentation at the meeting of the National Advisory Council.

Slide 9. 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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Internet Citation: Slide 9. Few Disparities in Quality of Care Are Getting Smaller.. November 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/nac/2012-07-nac/clancy/clancy0713sl9.html