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Table 1 Summary of 27 studies evaluating interventions to improve the quality of healthcare for racial/ethnic minorities

From: Improving health care quality for racial/ethnic minorities: a systematic review of the best evidence regarding provider and organization interventions

   # studies
Publication Date 1980–1989 3
  1990–1999 20
  2000–2003 4
Study Design RCT 20
  CCT 7
Study Setting Hospital Outpatient Setting 14
  Community Health Center 4
  Group Practice 2
  Community 1
  >one of the above 6
Clinical Areas Prevention 19
  Mental Health 3
  Chronic kidney Disease 1
  Asthma 1
  Acute Respiratory Tract Infections 1
  Emergency Medical Systems 1
  End of Life Care 1
Targeted Health Providers Physicians 17
  Non-physicians 2
  Physicians and Non-physicians 8
Patient Ethnicity >50% African American 19
  >50% Latino 2
  >50% Asian/Pacific Islander 0
  >50% American Indian/Alaskan Native 0
Main Provider Intervention Tracking/Reminder 10
  Provider Education 2
  Bypass Physician 2
  Structured Patient Questionnaire 1
  Remote Simultaneous Translation 1
  Subspecialty Consult 1
  Defibrillators on Emergency Vehicles 1
  > one of the above (Multifaceted) 9
Patient Intervention Present 14
  Absent 13