Focus on Disparities
A major aim of U.S. health care policy is to improve the quality of care in the Nation. To accomplish this goal, the socioeconomic, racial, ethnic, and gender inequalities that exist in access, treatment, and outcomes of care must be addressed. This section includes data on disparities in ambulatory care based on potentially preventable hospitalizations for selected conditions and hospital care using measures of inpatient mortality and potentially avoidable complications.
Take a closer look at disparities in South Carolina:
Many factors might influence the disparities within this State, including the context of its environment. To learn about the contextual factors that might have a cause, effect, or other indirect association with the results shown in the performance meters, select this link or Contextual Factors.
Explore innovations to reduce disparities:
AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange: A searchable database of successful and attempted health care innovations, quality tools, and learning and networking opportunities—a resource for those interested in developing and adopting innovations in health care delivery. Select the link below for innovations focused on reducing health care disparities.