Healthcare Disparities and Cultural Competency Consensus Standards Technical Report
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Associated Project:Healthcare Disparities and Cultural Competency
Research from the Institute of Medicine shows that racial and ethnic minorities often receive lower quality care than their white counterparts, even after controlling for factors such as insurance coverage, socioeconomic status, and comorbidities. In August 2012, NQF endorsed 12 measures designed to help advance quality improvement efforts and eliminate disparities across the healthcare community.