Understanding Disparities in Persons with Multiple Chronic Conditions: Research Approaches and Datasets. 3. Methods


The methods for addressing the two disparities research questions included a review of the peer-reviewed and grey literature, key informant interviews with academic and disparities policy experts, a review of databases that can be used to study disparities in the MCC population and discussion of the findings and recommendations by a Technical Advisory Group. Each method is described below.

It is important to note that definitions of disparities have changed over time and also vary according to different scholars and practitioners. As background for the methods description, we provide a short summary of definitions of disparities and variables used to discern disparities.

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