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Figure 3-2: Differences, disparities, and discrimination: Populations

Future Directions for the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities

Figure 3-2. Differences, disparities, and discrimination: Populations with equal access to health care

On the far left of the figure are the words 'Quality of Care' with an arrow pointing up. Next to this are two vertical bars labeled 'Non-minority' and 'Minority'; the 'Non-minority' bar is approximately one-third taller than the 'Minority' bar. A text box captioned 'Difference' is bracketed to encompass three larger text boxes that read 'Clinical Need and Appropriateness, Patient Preferences,' 'Healthcare Systems and Legal/Regulatory Systems,' and 'Discrimination: Bias, Stereotyping, and Uncertainty.' On the other side of these three boxes, with brackets encompassing the second and third box, is another small box captioned 'Disparity.'

Source: IOM, 2003b. Reprinted with permission from Mark G. McGuire 2010.

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Page last reviewed December 2010
Internet Citation: Figure 3-2: Differences, disparities, and discrimination: Populations : Future Directions for the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities . December 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/iomqrdrreport/futureqrdrfig3-2.html