Guide for Collecting and Submitting Disparity Indicators available on HIPxChange

Nationally and within Wisconsin, disparities in healthcare exist across multiple determinants of health including race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, health insurance coverage, and geography (rural and urban). Public reporting on disparities in the quality of care is an important step to achieving accountability for reducing disparities over time and has been associated with improvements in care. However, data on disparity indicators (i.e., race, ethnicity, and language) are often not available, not complete, or not completely reliable.

Developed by the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality, the Guide for Collecting and Submitting Disparity Indicators presents the best practices for collecting, analyzing, and reporting disparity data, and recommends a method of measurement for health systems.

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