Cross-Cutting Issues in the Collection and Use of Racial/Ethnic Data
Published in: Health Services Research, v. 41, no. 4, pt. 1, Aug. 2006, p. 1519-1533
Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 2005
Availability of reliable and valid race/ethnicity data is essential for monitoring and improving quality of care for minority groups. The authors explore the limitations and challenges posed by existing means of data collection and discuss issues that need to be considered as the data are analyzed and used.