Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health and Health Care.

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Journal Article (Review)

A health disparity is defined as an increased burden of an adverse health outcome or health determinant within a specific subset of the population. There are well-documented racial and ethnic disparities throughout health care at the patient, provider, and health care system levels. As the minority populations within the United States grow to record numbers, it is increasingly important to invest in efforts to characterize, understand, and end racial and ethnic disparities in health care. Inequities in health outcomes and care pose real threats to the entire nation's well-being. Eliminating health disparities is fundamental to the well-being, productivity, and viability of the entire nation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wheeler, SM; Bryant, AS

Published Date

  • March 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 44 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 11

PubMed ID

  • 28160887

Pubmed Central ID

  • 28160887

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-0474

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ogc.2016.10.001

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States