Please read Dr. Jarrin’s article in Medical Care Research and Review titled, “Beyond Black and White: Mapping Misclassification of Medicare Beneficiaries Race and Ethnicity.“
Racial and ethnic disparities in health care quality and access in the United States have been well-documented across the lifespan . However, data on race/ethnicity are incomplete in most clinical and administrative data sets. Collecting accurate data on race and ethnicity provides critically needed information that helps identify racial and ethnic differences and disparities in health care access and care quality, which are vital for improving minority health outcomes. In 2003, the Institute of Medicine reported that standardized data on racial and ethnic differences in care are generally unavailable and recommended that all health plans collect and report data on their members’ race and ethnicity (Institute of Medicine, 2003). Later, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) required population surveys and federally funded health and health care programs to enhance their collection and reporting of data on race and ethnicity. To read the full article.
Beyond Black and White: Mapping Misclassification of Medicare Beneficiaries Race and Ethnicity. Med Care Res Rev. 2020 Jul 7:1077558720935733. DOI: 10.1177/1077558720935733. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32633665