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Eliminating health disparities : measurement and data needs / Panel on DHHS Collection of Race and Ethnicity Data ; Michele Ver Ploeg and Edward Perrin, editors.

p. ; cm.

Includes bibliographical references.

ISBN 0-309-09231-0 (pbk.)

1. Social medicine—United States—Methodology. 2. Health status indicators—United States—Measurement. 3. Social indicators—United States—Measurement. 4. Economic indicators—United States—Measurement. 5. Medical care—United States—Evaluation—Statistical methods. 6. Health services accessibility—United States—Evaluation—Statistical methods. 7. Minorities—Health and hygiene—United States—Statistical methods. 8. Ethnic groups—Health and hygiene—United States—Statistical methods.

[DNLM: 1. Data Collection—United States. 2. Ethnic Groups—United States. 3. Evaluation Studies—United States. 4. Health Status Indicators—United States. 5. Socioeconomic Factors—United States. 6. Treatment Outcome—United States. WA 300 E424 2004] I. Ver Ploeg, Michele. II. Perrin, Edward. III. National Research Council (U.S.). Panel on DHHS Collection of Race and Ethnicity Data.

RA418.3.U6E45 2004

362.1′0973—dc22

2004012734

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Suggested citation: National Research Council. (2004). Eliminating Health Disparities: Measurement and Data Needs. Panel on DHHS Collection of Race and Ethnicity Data, Michele Ver Ploeg and Edward Perrin, Editors. Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.



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