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Figure 1-1. A Framework for Reducing Disparities in Health Care Systems (Text Description)

Figure 1-1. A Framework for Reducing Disparities in Health Care Systems (Text Description)

Detecting

Understanding

Reducing

Define health disparities

Define vulnerable populations

Measure disparities in vulnerable populations

Consider selection effects and confounding factors

Identifying determinants of health disparities at the following levels:

Patient/individual

Provider

Clinical encounter

Health care system

Intervene

Evaluate

Translate and disseminate

Change policy

Source: Kilbourne et al., 2006.

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Internet Citation: Figure 1-1. A Framework for Reducing Disparities in Health Care Systems (Text Description): Figure 1-1. A Framework for Reducing Disparities in Health Care Systems (Text Description). March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/iomracereport/reldata1fig11txt.html