Longitudinal Analysis of Racial/Ethnic Trends in Quality Outcomes in Community Health Centers, 2009–2014 1,2 3 2 2 Megan B. Cole, PhD, MPH , Brad Wright, PhD , Ira B. Wilson, MD , Omar Galárraga, PhD ,and Amal N. Trivedi, MD, MPH 1 2 Department of Health Law, Policy, & Management, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA; Department of Health Services, Policy, & Practice, Brown University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA; Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA. we found no evidence of improved quality or reduced BACKGROUND: To monitor progress towards eliminating disparities in diabetes control, hypertension control, or health disparities, community health centers have report- birthweight from 2009 to 2014. Within- and between- ed on hypertension control, diabetes control, and center racial/ethnic disparities in quality were evident, birthweight by race and ethnicity since 2008. and both should be targeted in future interventions. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate racial/ethnic time trends in quality outcomes in health centers and to assess both KEY WORDS: community health centers; quality of care; health disparities; within- and between-center disparities in outcomes. DESIGN AND SAMPLE: Using 2009–2014 data from all hypertension; diabetes; birthweight. US health
Journal of General Internal Medicine – Springer Journals
Published: Feb 16, 2018
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