HEALTH CARE DISPARITY:-
- It refers to the variation in rates of disease occurrence and disabilities between socioeconomically and geographically defined population groups.
- It is the population specific differences in the presence of disease or access to healthcare.
(i) Social factors:-
race and ethnicity
(ii) development of illness
(iii) ability to obtain and utilize healthcare
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CHANGES:-
-Develop a strategic focus on communities which are at greatest risk.
-maintain quality health care.
-Increase the capacity of the prevention department to identify disparities.
-support and evaluate research to identify effective strategies to eliminate disparities.
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