Eliminating Health Disparities: Measurement and Data Needs
Panel on DHHS Collection of Race , and Ethnic Data
Ver Ploeg , Michele
Panel on DHHS Collection of Race , and Ethnic Data and Ver Ploeg , Michele and Perrin, Edward National Research Council (2004) Eliminating Health Disparities: Measurement and Data Needs. National Academies Press, Washington, D.C..
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Disparities in health and health care across racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds in the United States are well documented. The reasons for these disparities are, however, not well understood. Current data available on race, ethnicity, SEP, and accumulation and language use are severely limited. The report examines data collection and reporting systems relating to the collection of data on race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic position and offers recommendations.