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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2003

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Racial and Ethnic Differences in Effectiveness of Care: Nursing home and home health care

Measure Racial Difference[1] Ethnic Difference[2]
  Black Asian NHOPI AI/AN >1 Race NHB Hispanic
Nursing Facility Care[3]
Nursing home residents with pain *3 Selected population receives better quality care than the comparison population3 Selected population and comparison population receive about same quality of health care   Selected population receives better quality care than the comparison population Selected population receives better quality care than the comparison population
Nursing home residents with pressure sores *3 Selected population receives better quality care than the comparison population3 Selected population and comparison population receive about same quality of health care   Selected population receives worse quality care than the comparison population Selected population and comparison population receive about same quality of health care
Nursing home residents in physical restraints *3 Selected population receives worse quality care than the comparison population3 Selected population and comparison population receive about same quality of health care   Selected population and comparison population receive about same quality of health care Selected population receives worse quality care than the comparison population
Key to Quality of Health Care Tables
Selected population and comparison population receive about same quality of health care: Selected population and comparison population receive about same quality of health care
Selected population receives better quality care than the comparison population: Selected population receives better quality care than the comparison population
Selected population receives worse quality care than the comparison population: Selected population receives worse quality care than the comparison population
Data are collected but do not meet criteria for statistical reliability: Data are collected but do not meet criteria for statistical reliability

[1] Compared with whites.

[2] Compared with non-Hispanic whites.

[3] Source: CMS Resident Profile Table. This source categorizes race/ethnicity very differently from other sources. Race/ethnicity information is categorized as a single item: Non-Hispanic white, Non-Hispanic black, Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander. These contrasts compare each group with non-Hispanic whites. An * is inserted in the Black column to indicate that estimates for this group could not be produced.

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