When Race/Ethnicity Data Are Lacking
Using Advanced Indirect Estimation Methods to Measure Disparities
Weissman, Joel S.
Elliott, Marc N.
This report describes the use of indirect estimation methods, such as Bayesian Indirect Surname Geocoding, to estimate racial/ethnic populations in health care records, which often lack such data, and the use of such methods to measure disparities in quality of care across racial/ethnic groups, as well as to monitor health care utilization and improvement.
KeywordsHealth Sciences; Sociology
Publication date and place2016
Health systems & services
Public health & preventive medicine
Clinical & internal medicine
Social research & statistics