Researchers assessed racial/ethnic disparities in clinical quality among US health centers, and whether quality measures vary across certain types of health centers. Outcomes of interest included: poor hypertension control among adult patients, poor diabetes control among adult patients, and low birth weight among newborns.
Compared with national rates, health centers report minimal racial/ethnic disparities in clinical outcomes. More favorable outcomes are associated with larger patient volume, longer duration of funding, and at least some patients enrolled in managed care.
Report Title: Racial/Ethnic Differences in Clinical Quality Performance among Health Centers
Agency Sponsor: HRSA, Health Resources and Services Administration
Federal Contact: Alek Sripipatana, 301-443-1808
Performer: Leiyu Shi, DrPH, MBA
Record ID: 10196 (November 7, 2012)