Minority Health Disparities Affect Access, Management

Minority health disparities continue to impact several quality metrics, including care access, provider communication, chronic disease management, and mental health treatment, according to a new CMS report.

CMS stated that in order to address care disparities, it is necessary to understand where these gaps exist.

“Assessing equitability in the delivery of care requires making comparisons of quality by personal characteristics of patients such as gender, race, and ethnicity,” the organization said.

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