A data tool from CSH that measures whether a racial and/or ethnic group’s representation in a particular public system is proportionate to, over or below their representation in the overall population (proportionality) and also allows for the examination of systematic differences between groups and geographies (disparities). Distinguishing the Racial Disparities and Disproportionality Index (RDDI) from...

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By Heidi Bossley, Faculty at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and Keziah Imbeah, Research Assistant at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement As the field of complex care continues to grow, a measurement strategy that allows for relevant and accurate assessment and evaluation of complex care programs is necessary. A new report published in May 2020,...

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For the field of complex care to show its value in improving outcomes and to evaluate programs’ delivery and impact, there is a need to identify and standardize measures that are used for evaluation and quality improvement. One of the recommendations of the Blueprint for Complex Care was to develop standard quality measures for complex...

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This fact sheet from the American Hospital Association introduces the ICD-10-CM “Z codes” that allow hospitals and other health settings to capture data on the social needs of their patient populations. Despite the availability and utility of these ICD-10-CM codes, hospitals have not widely adopted the use of Z codes. The fact sheet provides clarity...

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