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Why poor quality of ethnicity data should not preclude its use for identifying disparities in health and healthcare

Aspinall, Peter J., Jacobson, Bobbie (2007) Why poor quality of ethnicity data should not preclude its use for identifying disparities in health and healthcare. Quality & Safety in Health Care, 16 (3). pp. 176-180. ISSN 1475-3898. (doi:10.1136/qshc.2006.019059) (KAR id:2106)

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Abstract

Background: Data of quality are needed to identify ethnic disparities in health and healthcare and to meet the challenges in governance of race relations. Yet concerns over completeness, accuracy and timeliness have been long-standing and inhibitive with respect to the analytical use of the data.

Conclusions: Only by using the data, even when of suboptimal quality, and remaining close to it can healthcare organisations drive up quality.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1136/qshc.2006.019059
Uncontrolled keywords: ethnicity, health, healthcare
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Stephen Holland
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 19:28 UTC
Last Modified: 28 May 2019 13:37 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/2106 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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