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Equity is 1 of 6 goals for improvement in health care quality, in addition to safety, effectiveness, timeliness, patient centeredness, and efficiency, as outlined in 2001 by the Institute of Medicine, now known as the National Academy of Medicine. Quality and safety are crucial in dismantling racism and furthering health equity. In this chapter, we review the evidence and describe action steps that pediatric health professionals and teams can take to achieve health equity in the context of quality and safety.

Keywords: quality improvement, patient safety, equity

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