As consumers are required to pay an increasing portion of health care costs, cost-related non-adherence is an increasingly important concern, particularly given its negative clinical impact on vulnerable populations.
The V-BID Center's most recent issue brief on health disparities highlights several critical factors that contribute to disparities in health outcomes across specific populations. The brief also provides examples of how using the V-BID principle of clinical nuance to remove financial barriers to high-value clinical services may be an effective approach in reducing disparities caused by inextricably linked predictors such as race, ethnic group, income, education, and age.
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