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Author Fremont, Allen M., author.

Title When Race/Ethnicity Data Are Lacking : Using Advanced Indirect Estimation Methods to Measure Disparities / by Allen Fremont, Joel S. Weissman, Emily Hoch, Marc N. Elliott.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, Calif. : RAND, [2016]


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Description 1 online resource (5 pages) : color chart.
Series Research report ; RR-1162-COMMASS
Research report (Rand Corporation) ; RR-1162-COMMASS.
Note "March 28, 2016"--Table of contents page.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 5)
Contents Key findings -- Newer indirect estimation methods -- Accuracy of newer estimates -- Uses of indirectly estimated race/ethnicity -- Related applications of indirect estimation -- Conclusion
Summary "A key aim of U.S. health care reforms is to ensure equitable care while improving quality for all Americans. Limited race/ethnicity data in health care records hamper efforts to meet this goal. Despite improvements in access and quality, gaps persist, particularly among persons belonging to racial/ethnic minority and low-income groups. This report describes the use of indirect estimation methods to produce probabilistic estimates of racial/ethnic populations to monitor health care utilization and improvement. One method described, called Bayesian Indirect Surname Geocoding, uses a person's Census surname and the racial/ethnic composition of their neighborhood to produce a set of probabilities that a given person belongs to one of a set of mutually exclusive racial/ethnic groups. Advances in methods for estimating race/ethnicity are enabling health plans and other health care organizations to overcome a long-standing barrier to routine monitoring and actions to reduce disparities in care. Though these new estimation methods are promising, practical knowledge and guidance on how to most effectively apply newly available race/ethnicity data to address disparities can be greatly extended"--Publisher's description.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (RAND, viewed March 28, 2016).
Subject Health services accessibility -- United States.
Health care reform -- United States.
Minorities -- Medical care -- United States.
Social status -- Health aspects -- United States.
Health Services Accessibility -- statistics & numerical data.
Health Care Reform.
Ethnic Groups -- statistics & numerical data.
United States.
Added Author Rand Corporation, publisher, issuing body.
Note Using Advanced Indirect Estimation Methods to Measure Disparities
ISBN 0833095161 (electronic bk.)
9780833095169 (electronic bk.)
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