Monthly Archives: January 2013

For Hospitals

The Patient-Reported Experiences of Discrimination in Care Tool (PreDict) is an instrument designed to measure healthcare discrimination with the aim of improving the quality of care delivery within healthcare organizations.  Studies show that racial/ethnic minority patients continue to have worse care experiences and health outcomes compared to non-minority patients. Research has suggested that discrimination may have a role in explaining these disparities. The development of a measure that captures patient reports of discrimination is necessary to examine this role and inform effective interventions to reduce these racial/ethnic disparities in health outcomes.

For Researchers

Racial/ethnic minority and female patients in the U.S. often have worse health outcomes when compared with white and male patients, even when controlling for insurance status, education, and other socioeconomic factors. A growing body of research has documented the need to understand the contribution personal and institutional bias has on healthcare inequities. The Patient-Reported Experiences of Discrimination in Care Tool (PreDict) responds to the need for a comprehensive measurement approach for discrimination in healthcare settings. The tool will be used to assess patient-centeredness of the care experience, to compare and report on hospital-level performance, and to ultimately improve the quality of care delivery within healthcare organizations.

For Patients

Studies show that racial/ethnic minority patients continue to have worse care experiences and health outcomes compared to non-minority patients.  A growing body of research suggests that discrimination plays a role in reported healthcare inequities. The Patient-Reported Experiences of Discrimination in Care Tool (PreDict) responds to the need to measure healthcare discrimination. The goal of this tool is to improve the quality of care received by patients across healthcare organizations.