Quality improvement efforts under health reform: how to ensure that they help reduce disparities--not increase them.

@article{Weinick2011QualityIE,
  title={Quality improvement efforts under health reform: how to ensure that they help reduce disparities--not increase them.},
  author={Robin M. Weinick and Romana Hasnain-Wynia},
  journal={Health affairs},
  year={2011},
  volume={30 10},
  pages={
          1837-43
        }
}
Despite persistent evidence of continued racial and ethnic disparities in health care, little explicit attention has been paid to how quality improvement activities might affect disparities. As the nation focuses on the practical realities of implementing health care reform and concurrent quality improvement provisions under the Affordable Care Act of 2010, it is important to recognize that overall improvements in the US health care system might not automatically benefit all segments of the… CONTINUE READING
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