Industrial and Management Systems Engineering


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A THESIS Presented to the Faculty of The Graduate College at the University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of Requirements For the Degree of Master of Science, Major: Industrial and Management System Engineering, Under the supervision of Professor Ram Bishu. Lincoln, Nebraska: December, 2011

Copyright (c) 2011 Benny Mathew Varghese


Quality in healthcare is a very important aspect; this is obtained when there is proper care provided to the patients without any discrimination. The healthcare system in the US can be improved in the fields of patient’s care, the amount of money spent and proper advice, if proper responsibilities are taken. Quality has been improving over the years, but the median by which there is an increase is too small. The other main factor is access to the healthcare system, which has over the year, has not progressed. Studies in healthcare quality should be conducted on a regular base, so that there can be steps taken to improve the healthcare system. In this study, the main objective of this study was to identify any racial disparity in providing the healthcare within the state of Nebraska. This research is essential for health care, as well as to understand the differences that are politically sensitive and challenging, as the contentious histories of race relations in America are interrelated.

Advisor: Ram R. Bishu