Does the perceived usefulness of the quality report card vary according to the demographics of the population?
Answers to these questions can help purchasers select plans that will provide equal access to quality health care for all employees or beneficiaries. These questions can also fuel the drive to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities by identifying disparities and providing a road map for improvement at the plan and provider level. Return to Contents References 1. Health Literacy: Advancing Public Policy. Proceedings from the 3rd Annual Conference; 2000 Jan 18-19; Washington. New York: Pfizer; 2000. 2. Kirsch IS, Jungebut A, Jenkins L, Kolstad A. Adult Literacy in America: A First Look at the Results of the National Adult Literacy Survey. Washington, D.C.: Department of Education, 1993. 3. U.S. Census Bureau, Poverty Rate Lowest in 20 Years, Household Income at Record High. September 26, 2000 press release. (http://www.census.gov) 4. Census Brief: Coming to America: A Profile of the Nation’s Foreign Born. March 1999 CPS. U.S. Census Bureau: August 2000. 5. Census Brief: Coming to Americ