Address correspondence to Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H., Senior Natural Scientist and Paul O'Neill Alcoa, Professor, RAND Corporation, Arlington, VA 22202-5050. Allen Fremont, M.D., Ph.D., Natural Scientist and Sociologist, is with RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA.
Looking Forward: Cross-cutting Issues in the Collection and Use of Racial/Ethnic Data
Version of Record online: 5 MAY 2006
Health Services Research
Volume 41, Issue 4p1, pages 1519–1533, August 2006
How to Cite
Lurie, N. and Fremont, A. (2006), Looking Forward: Cross-cutting Issues in the Collection and Use of Racial/Ethnic Data. Health Services Research, 41: 1519–1533. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-6773.2006.00553.x
- Issue online: 5 MAY 2006
- Version of Record online: 5 MAY 2006
- race/ethnicity data
Availability of reliable and valid race/ethnicity data is essential for monitoring and improving quality of care for minority groups. We explore the limitations and challenges posed by existing means of data collection and discuss issues that need to be considered as the data are analyzed and used.