U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 2012. National healthcare disparities report, 20__. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, annual.
Annotation: This annual report presents a summary of the state of disparities in the United States for health care quality and access associated with patient race, ethnicity, income, education, and place of residence. It also identifies priority populations as low-income groups, racial and ethnic minority groups, women, children, elderly, and individuals with special health care needs. Statistical information is provided in charts and graphs throughout the report. Quality issues in health care include the effectiveness of care for cancer, diabetes, end stage renal disease, heart disease, HIV and AIDS, maternal and child health, mental health, and respiratory diseases; patient safety; timeliness; and patient centeredness. Access issues discussed include getting into and getting care within the health care system, patient perceptions of care, and health care utilization. Contents also include a summary of findings, an introduction and methods used to prepare the report, and appendices providing detailed information on the data sources, methods, specifications, and tables used. The 2004 edition additionally surveys the disparities for rural populations.
Contact: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Suite 2000, Rockville, MD 20850, Telephone: (301) 427-1104 Secondary Telephone: (800) 358-9295 E-mail: http://info.ahrq.gov Web Site: http://www.ahrq.gov Available from the website.
Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Child health, Data, Elder care, Ethnic factors, Health care delivery, Racial factors, Socioeconomic factors, Special health care needs, Statistics, Women's health