Title

Adjusting Quality Measures For Social Risk Factors Can Promote Equity In Health Care

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-2021

Publication Title

Health affairs (Project Hope)

Abstract

Risk adjustment of quality measures using clinical risk factors is widely accepted; risk adjustment using social risk factors remains controversial. We argue here that social risk adjustment is appropriate and necessary in defined circumstances and that social risk adjustment should be the default option when there are valid empirical arguments for and against adjustment for a given measure. Social risk adjustment is an important way to avoid exacerbating inequity in the health care system.

PubMed ID

33819097

Volume

40

Issue

4

First Page

637

Last Page

644

Share

COinS