equity of care

equity of care

A UK phrase for the provision of care that does not vary in quality because of a patient’s characteristics—e.g., age, class, cognitive ability, culture, gender, health status, HIV status, marital status, mental health, offending background, physical ability, place of origin, political beliefs, race, religion, sensory ability, and/or sexuality.
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Lutheran is home to a nationally recognized cultural competence program and was named a finalist for the American Hospital Association's (AHA) inaugural Equity of Care Award for its efforts to reduce health care disparities and promote diversity.
It aimed to raise and harmonise quality of care and enable equity of care of RMDs across the EU Member States.
Given the mission of MLPs to provide collaborative, holistic services to address patient needs, the aims of patient-centeredness, efficiency and equity of care are high priorities.
Equity of Care, an initiative of five national health care organizations to eliminate disparities in health care, released its first case study guide, which looks at nine hospitals and health systems and summarizes each organization's key successes toward achieving one of the group's three goals: increasing the collection of race, ethnicity, and language preference data to facilitate its increased use; increasing cultural competency training for clinicians and support staff; and increasing diversity in governance and management.
And the benefits for Pacific patients will be significant, including improved access and equity of care for all groups in the population; improved patient/client "health literacy" and reduced delays in seeking treatment; improved communication and understanding between the patient/client, their family and health care provider; and improved consumer satisfaction.
Innovations Exchange helps accelerate the development and adoption of innovation and supports AHRQ's mission to improve the safety, effectiveness, patient-centeredness, timeliness, efficiency, and equity of care.
In a letter to Health Minister Mary Harney, the foundation claimed there are no dedicated medical services for children who experience sexual abuse and no equity of care for children suspected of sexual abuse across the country.
Dr Gibbons added: "It's going to be inevitable when we have got targets for improved access that resources will be moved around to make sure that all patients get equity of care in terms of access.
This project has achieved a greater equity of care across Wales and patients across Wales will benefit from the improvements to facilities, access to the service and the introduction of new technology.
The American health care system that has long prided itself for its homogeneity and equity of care is now trying to survive off the fat in the system.
He is Chairman-elect of the 2013 Health Care Systems Governing Council of the American Hospital Association as well as past chairman of the Medicare Wage Index Task Force and a member of the Equity of Care Council.
The award recognizes significant improvements in ranking in UHC's annual Quality and Accountability Study, which identifies exemplary performance in patient safety, mortality, clinical effectiveness, and equity of care.