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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table H.1. Disparities in Quality of Health Care That Are Getting Worse for Selected Groups by Domain

Group Preventive
Services
Acute Illness Treatment Chronic Disease
Management
Timeliness Patient
Centeredness
Black vs. White
  • Late stage colorectal cancer.
  • Children with all vaccines.
  • Elderly with pneumococcal vaccine.
  • Hospital treatment of pneumonia.
  • Patients with diabetes with amputations.
  • Patients with adequate hemodialysis.
  • Children hospitalized for asthma.
  • Illness/injury care as soon as wanted.
  • Adults with provider communication.
Asian vs. White
  • Colorectal cancer screening.
  • Children with dietary advice.
  • Elderly with pneumococcal vaccine.
  • Hospital treatment of heart attack.
  • Hospital treatment of pneumonia.
  • Nursing home residents in restraints.
  • Illness/injury care as soon as wanted.
  • Adults with provider communication.
  • Children with parent-provider communication problems.
American Indian/Alaska Native vs. White  
  • Hospital treatment of heart attack.
  • Patients who complete TB treatment.
  • Nursing home residents in restraints.
  • Home health care patients hospitalized.
   
Hispanic vs. non-Hispanic White
  • Elderly with pneumococcal vaccine.
  • Children hospitalized for gastroenteritis.
  • Hospital treatment of pneumonia.
  • Children hospitalized for asthma.
  • Patients who complete TB treatment.
  • Illness/injury care as soon as wanted.
  • Adults with provider communication.
Poor vs. high income
  • Colorectal cancer screening.
  • Smokers with advice to quit.
  • Children with all vaccines.
  • Elderly with pneumococcal vaccine.
 
  • Recommended services for diabetes.
  • Illness/injury care as soon as wanted.
  • Adults with provider communication.

Note: "Asian" includes "Asian or Pacific Islander" when information is not collected separately for each group. The most recent and oldest years of data available are compared. A blank cell indicates that no disparity in quality of care was getting worse for the group. This may reflect lack of data or small sample sizes for some populations.

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