Racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in estimates of AHRQ patient safety indicators.
Approach to Improving Safety
- Health Care Providers
- Facility and Group Administrators
- Quality and Safety Professionals
- Information Professionals
- Organizational Behaviorists
The 2000 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) collected patient safety indicator data from hospitals in 16 states. Data were reviewed to determine whether racial and ethnic differences in events disappear when income is introduced as a factor. The results indicate discrepancies in care for specific populations.