Health Equity Monitoring and Improvement
Assignment Overview: One of the leading continuous quality indicators that U.S. health care managers struggle with is population-wide health equity monitoring and improvement. This indicator seems to unfortunately remain isolated from the “mainstream” process of continuous quality improvement. Because of this, health care managers remain relatively uninformed about
the health equity impacts of organizational decisions, despite the ease of data gathering and assessment brought about by the advent of electronic health records.
Please read the following article, then answer the Case Assignment questions.
Cookson, R., Asaria, M., & Ali, S. (2018). Health equity monitoring for health care quality assurance. Social Science & Medicine, Vol. 198, 148-156. Retrieved from the Trident Online Library. (Conduct additional research to gather sufficient information to support your analysis)
1. How can the monitoring process suggested in the article help in revising the processes used inside the United States? It’s working in England—so could it work in the United States? Why or why not? Justify your answer using credible, peer-reviewed sources.
2. What are five of the current inequities in the United States health care market that should be addressed? Document each inequity using credible, peer-reviewed sources.
3. How can each of these inequities be best resolved to the satisfaction of all stakeholders? Explain your ideas for resolving the five inequities to your stakeholders in a few concise paragraphs.
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