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Gaps in data for American Indians and Alaska Natives in the National Healthcare Disparities Report

TitleGaps in data for American Indians and Alaska Natives in the National Healthcare Disparities Report
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsMoy, E, Smith, CR, Johansson, P, Andrews, R
JournalAm Indian Alsk Native Ment Health ResAm Indian Alsk Native Ment Health Res
Volume13
Pagination52-69
ISBN Number1533-7731 (Electronic)<br/>1533-7731 (Linking)
Accession Number17602397
KeywordsAlaska/epidemiology, Data Collection/ methods, Databases, Factual/statistics & numerical data, Health Services Accessibility/statistics & numerical data, Health Services Research/ statistics & numerical data, Health Status Indicators, Humans, Indians, North American, Quality of Health Care/statistics & numerical data, Socioeconomic Factors, United States/epidemiology
AbstractThe aim of this study was to identify and quantify gaps in health care data for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Findings indicate that only 42% of measures of health care quality and access tracked in the National Healthcare Disparities Report could be used to assess disparities among American Indians and Alaska Natives. Patient safety data was especially limited. Data from American Indians and Alaska Natives need to be improved to allow better targeting of interventions to reduce health care disparities and monitoring the success of these activities.
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