NQF endorses 45 practices for providing culturally sensitive care

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

February 25, 2009

The National Quality Forum (NQF) has endorsed 45 new practices for delivering culturally competent care. The practices are voluntary, but offer solid guidance for healthcare systems, says the NQF. Racial and ethnic minorities consistently have higher rates of disease and mortality. These standards are designed to address this issue, as well as communication barriers with minority groups, community outreach in relation to healthcare, and translation of healthcare materials efforts.

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