Later this month, U.S. News will release new healthcare equity measures that will help identify which hospitals take care of the most disadvantaged, historically underserved populations and produce the best outcomes.
Becker’s writes about the new equity measures and what the U.S. News analysis has revealed. U.S. News‘ new emphasis on equity acknowledges hospitals’ growing focus on a strengthening of mission statements to tackle broader health challenges in their communities, including population health, environmental issues and structural racism. U.S. News plans to study different facets of health equity and publish relevant information along the way.
As previously reported (AHT 7/1/21), the initial set of health equity measures are set to come out July 27 alongside U.S. News’ 2021-22 best hospitals rankings.