Nicole A Olson

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BACKGROUND Tuberculosis (TB) in developed countries has historically been associated with poverty and low socioeconomic status (SES). In the past quarter century, TB in the United States has changed from primarily a disease of native-born to primarily a disease of foreign-born persons, who accounted for more than 60% of newly-diagnosed TB cases in 2010. The(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore why health plans collect or forgo data collection efforts on race, ethnicity, and language (REL), and the challenges encountered in collecting and using data for quality improvement. STUDY DESIGN In-depth interviews with 15 health plans were conducted between June and August 2009. METHODS Fifteen health plans participated and were(More)
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