Providing Equitable Care

At MGH, we are committed to ensuring that all patients, regardless of race, ethnicity, and primary language spoken, receive exceptional, evidence-based care. We report our performance in our Annual Report on Equity in Health Care Quality.  The report for 2016-2017 can be viewed here.  Please find a selection of measures below.

Read about MGH’s efforts to ensure safe and equitable healthcare for all.

 

MeasuresComparison GroupEquity of Care
Endoscopy/Polyp SurveillanceRace: WhiteRace: Non-white 
Appropriate Follow-up Interval for Normal Colonoscopy in Average Risk Patients93%
Apr 2014 - Dec 2016: Percentage of white patients who received an appropriate recommendation for follow-up screening. Higher values are better.
94%
Apr 2014 - Dec 2016: Percentage of non-white patients who received an appropriate recommendation for follow-up screening. Higher values are better.
There was no statistically significant variation in scores by race.
Colonoscopy Interval for Patients with a History of Polyps95%
Apr 2014 - Dec 2016: Percentage of white patients who received a follow-up colonoscopy in the appropriate timeframe. Higher values are better.
100%
Apr 2014 - Dec 2016: Percentage of non-white patients who received a follow-up colonoscopy in the appropriate timeframe. Higher values are better.
There was no statistically significant variation in scores by race.
ImmunizationRace: WhiteRace: Non-white 
Influenza Immunization97%
Jan 2014 - Dec 2016 data: Percentage of white patients assessed and given an annual influenza vaccination. Higher values are better.
98%
Jan 2014 - Dec 2016 data: Percentage of non-white patients assessed and given an annual influenza vaccination. Higher values are better.
There was no statistically significant variation in scores by race.
Perinatal CareRace: WhiteRace: Non-white 
Elective Delivery1%
Jan 2014 - Dec 2016 data: Percentage of white patients who underwent an elective delivery when not medically necessary. Lower values are better.
0%
Jan 2014 - Dec 2016 data: Percentage of non-white patients who underwent an elective delivery when not medically necessary. Lower values are better.
There was no statistically significant variation in scores by race.
StrokeRace: WhiteRace: Non-white 
Stroke Composite97%
Jan 2013 - Dec 2015: Percentage of white patients who received stroke care consistent with national standards. Higher values are better.
97%
Jan 2013 - Dec 2015: Percentage of non-white patients who received stroke care consistent with national standards. Higher values are better.
There was no statistically significant variation in scores by race.
Venous ThromboembolismRace: WhiteRace: Non-white 
Venous Thromboembolism Composite97%
Jan 2013 - Dec 2015: Percentage of white patients who received VTE care consistent with national standards. Higher values are better.
98%
Jan 2013 - Dec 2015: Percentage of non-white patients who received VTE care consistent with national standards. Higher values are better.
There was no statistically significant variation in scores by race.

 

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