This study revealed that interventions have primarily focused on the patient. Going forward, the focus should expand to the system, incorporating: improved communication to ensure effective education; better bridges between the care system and the community; and more policy interventions.
About the Study:
A total of 391 disparities intervention articles published between 1979 and 2011 were examined. Interventions were identified using the systematic reviews conducted as part of the RWJF Finding Answers: Disparities Research for Change program. A taxonomy identifying the tactic, the strategy, or the level was developed using qualitative theme analysis. A total of 44 tactics, nine strategies, and six levels were identified.