Health Care Disparities: Patient Perspective on Navigating the Health Care System
Disparities in healthcare outcomes based on race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status have been well documented. There is significant evidence of poor health status among racial/ethnic minority populations with respect to premature death and preventable disease (The Office of Minority Health, 2007). Current policy initiatives, including Healthy People 2010, further recognize the importance of income disparities in determining health outcomes, stating in general, population groups that suffer the worst health status also are those that have the highest poverty rate and the least education (US Department of Health and Human Services, 2000).
Healthcare case managers, healthcare consumers who have a primary care home, lack a primary care home, and who are mentally ill.
Presentations / Publications
Bade, E., Evertsen, J., Smiley, S. (2008). Health Care Disparities: Patient perspectives on navigating the health care system. Paper presentation at the North American Primary Care Research Group, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico (November).
Bade, E., Evertsen, J., Smiley, S. (2008). Health Care Disparities: Patient perspectives on navigating the health care system. Oral presentation at the Wisconsin Research and Education Network Forum, Wisconsin Dells, WI (November).
Bade, E., Evertsen, J., Smiley, S. (2009). Health Care Disparities: Patient perspectives on navigating the health care system. Wisconsin Medical Journal,107(8), 374-379.
Aurora UW Medical Group
Elizabeth Bade, M.D.
Milwaukee Health Department
Sabrina Smiley, M.P.H.
Center for Urban Population Health
Jennifer Evertsen, M.S.
The Office of Minority Health. 2007. "About the National Action Agenda to End Health Disparities for Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations." Rockville, MD: The Office of Minority Health. Retrieved 9/5/07.
US Department of Health and Human Services. 2000. "Healthy People 2010: A Systematic Approach to Health Improvement." Washington, DC: US DHHS. Retrieved 9/5/07.