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Health equity measurement

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    Key Takeaways
    • Every health care organization, from providers to health plans to life science companies, has an important role to play in alleviating health disparities. This starts with understanding differences in health outcomes across different identity groups in order to identify the specific health needs of the populations they serve.
    • Measuring health equity allows health care leaders to isolate where the biggest opportunities lie, set principled priorities, instill accountability, and meet emerging expectations from other stakeholders.
    • Due to a lack of experience, subpar data, and a lack of proven best practices, measuring equity is challenging for most health care organizations. Preempt these challenges by discussing measurement strategy with a broad group of stakeholders.

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