Implementing the Institute of Medicine definition of disparities: an application to mental health care.

@article{McGuire2006ImplementingTI,
  title={Implementing the Institute of Medicine definition of disparities: an application to mental health care.},
  author={Thomas G. McGuire and Margarita Alegr{\'i}a and Benjamin L{\^e} Cook and Kenneth Brooks Wells and Alan M Zaslavsky},
  journal={Health services research},
  year={2006},
  volume={41 5},
  pages={1979-2005}
}
OBJECTIVE In a recent report, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) defines a health service disparity between population groups to be the difference in treatment or access not justified by the differences in health status or preferences of the groups. This paper proposes an implementation of this definition, and applies it to disparities in outpatient mental health care. DATA SOURCES Health Care for Communities (HCC) reinterviewed 9,585 respondents from the Community Tracking Study in 1997-1998… CONTINUE READING
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