Creating Equity Reports

A Guide for Hospitals

Published in: Creating equity reports: a guide for hospitals / Robin M. Weinick, Katherine Flaherty, Steffanie J. Bristol. (Boston, Mass.: The Disparities Solutions Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2008), 74 p

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2008

by Robin M. Weinick, Katherine Flaherty, Steffanie J Bristol

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Just as a quality report allows hospital executives, physicians, and staff to examine quality of care across multiple dimensions, an equity report highlights potential inequalities in utilization, care processes, outcomes, and patient experiences with care. By building on existing quality reporting efforts, an equity report helps examine the extent to which a hospital provides equally high quality care to all patients, regardless of their race, ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status, and other characteristics.Creating Equity Reports: A Guide for Hospitals is a resource that can help your staff develop an equity report. The Guide provides practical information on how to collect data on race, ethnicity, language, and socioeconomic status – and how to use those data to develop an equity report that will allow your hospital to take action.

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