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Figure 2. National Healthcare Disparities Report Conceptual Framework (Text Description)

Note: All of the constructs of healthcare are supported by an understanding of health status and healthcare need. The focus of the report is the distribution of these components across different populations; this adds a third dimension to the framework representing disparity.

Health Status/Need Access to Care Quality of Care
Use Costs Effectiveness Safety Timeliness Patient
Staying Healthy                  
Getting Better                  
Living with Illness or Disability                  
Coping with the End of Life                  

Source: Developed by Ernest Moy, M.D., M.P.H, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, AHRQ, Rockville, MD. Reprinted by permission of Ernest Moy.

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