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Health Care Quality Gaps and Disparities
Health Care Quality Gaps and Disparities Persist in Every State
States are seeing improvements in health care quality, but disparities for their minority and low-income residents persist, according to the 2010 State Snapshots, released today by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). "Every American should have access to high-quality, appropriate and safe health care, and we need to increase our efforts to achieve that goal because our slow progress is not acceptable," said AHRQ Director Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D. "These AHRQ 2010 State Snapshots not only provide states with a benchmark on how they are doing in these areas, but they also provide resources that states can use to make improvements."