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Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data in Electronic Health Records: Workshop Summary

Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data in Electronic Health Records: Workshop Summary reviews the statement of task set to the committee which required them to collect sexual orientation and gender identity data in electronic health records. This report summarizes ...

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The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People:Building a Foundation for Better Understanding

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Future Directions for the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

As the United States devotes extensive resources to health care, evaluating how successfully the U.S. system delivers high-quality, high-value care in an equitable manner is essential. At the request of Congress, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) annually ...

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Demographic Changes, a View from California:Implications for Framing Health Disparities: Workshop Summary

The IOM held a workshop on July 28, 2008, to examine strategies for discussing health disparities in ways that engage the public and motivate change. Speakers focused on health disparities in California, which continues to see dramatic demographic shifts.

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Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care (full printed version)

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Race, Ethnicity, and Language Data:Standardization for Health Care Quality Improvement

The goal of eliminating disparities in health care in the United States remains elusive. Even as quality improves on specific measures, disparities often persist. Addressing these disparities must begin with the fundamental step of bringing the nature of the disparities ...

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Unequal Treatment:Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care (with CD)

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Improving Racial and Ethnic Data on Health: Report of a Workshop

The panel convened the Workshop on Improving Racial and Ethnic Data in Health to review information about current private-sector and state data collection practices in light of existing federal, state, and local regulations, laws, and requirements. The workshop presentations featured ...

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Critical Perspectives on Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life

In their later years, Americans of different racial and ethnic backgrounds are not in equally good--or equally poor--health. There is wide variation, but on average older Whites are healthier than older Blacks and tend to outlive them. But Whites tend ...

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Understanding Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life: A Research Agenda

As the population of older Americans grows, it is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse. Differences in health by racial and ethnic status could be increasingly consequential for health policy and programs. Such differences are are not simply a matter ...

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