Investigators: Somnath Saha, MD, MPH, Michele Freeman, MPH, Joahd Toure, MD, Kimberly M Tippens, ND, and Christine Weeks.
Portland VA Medical Center
Washington (DC): Department of Veterans Affairs; June 2007.
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Numerous studies have demonstrated racial and ethnic disparities in health care in the United States. These disparities have been demonstrated in the Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system, where financial barriers to receiving care are minimized. The VA is committed to delivering high-quality care in an equitable manner, and as such, to eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in health care. To inform this effort, the existing evidence on disparities within the VA was systematically reviewed, to address the following objectives:
Appendix IV - Evidence Tables (535 KB, MS Excel)
Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the VA Healthcare System (VA HSR&D Management e-Brief) (78 KB, PDF)
Saha S, Freeman M, Toure J, Tippens KM, Weeks C, Ibrahim S. Racial and ethnic disparities in the VA health care system: a systematic review. J Gen Intern Med. 2008; 23(5):654-71.