Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care in Medicare Advantage
May 3, 2017
Published in: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services website (2021)
Posted on RAND.org on September 29, 2021
The analysis revealed patterns in which (1) Black and Hispanic beneficiaries had worse results than White beneficiaries on a large portion of the clinical care measures examined and (2) Asian Pacific Islander beneficiaries reported worse patient experiences than White beneficiaries on a majority of the measures of patient experience. The results suggest that quality improvement efforts should focus on enhancing clinical care for Black and Hispanic beneficiaries.
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