Quality, Disparity Reports Show Little Healthcare Improvement for Minorities

Kelsey Brimmer | Healthcare Finance News | April 24, 2012

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released two healthcare reports last Friday showing that overall in the years 2002 through 2008, quality, access and disparities in healthcare for most racial and ethnic groups improved minimally, if at all.

According to Ernest Moy, medical officer at the Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at the AHRQ, which is part of HHS, the 2011 National Healthcare Disparities Report and the 2011 National Healthcare Quality Report are congressionally mandated and have been produced annually since 2003.