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Creating Equity Reports: A Guide for Hospitals


Description

Creating Equity Reports: A Guide for Hospitals helps hospitals prepare equity reports, which identify ethnic and racial disparities in organizations and suggest ways to reduce them.

This tool includes detailed information on the following topics: 

  • Why create an equity report
  • Leading the effort
  • Collecting the data: Race, ethnicity, language, and socioeconomic status
  • Measure
  • Presenting the data
  • Using the report
  • Appendixes
    • The Massachusetts General Hospital Disparities Dashboard
    • Measures used in hospital-based research studies of inequalities

This guide also includes case studies of hospitals that have already implemented equity reports.

Developer

The Disparities Solutions Center, Massachusetts General Hospital

Funding Sources

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


QualityTool Topic

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History

  • Release Date: 05/2008
  • Original Summary: 06/2008
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QualityTool Classification
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Last updated: November 28, 2012.