For hospitals to be successful in reducing racial and ethnic disparities in quality of care, they will need the capacity to measure both existing disparities and the impact of interventions to reduce them. A potential barrier to these efforts is the presumed low level of hospital capacity to use race and ethnicity data to identify disparities in quality within their own populations. The purpose of this project is to survey hospitals on current practices in collecting race and ethnicity data and recommend steps to improve performance. The project will be considered successful if it: (1) provides a baseline measure of current hospital practices in collecting race and ethnicity data for the Foundation staff's use in tracking change; and (2) produces practical data collection assessment and improvement tools that are used in the provider disparities demonstration project.
Amount Awarded $189,039.00
Awarded on: 9/27/2004
Time frame: 10/1/2004 - 2/28/2006
Grant Number: 50183