New Questions for All Group Health Patients
The next time you make an appointment or check in for a visit, our staff may ask you some new questions about your race, ethnicity, and the language you prefer to use when communicating with your doctor.
Also see: We Ask Because We Care FAQs
Your Answers Are Voluntary and Private
Caring for Our Communities
Group Health will use this information to learn more about the health needs of the communities we serve and to design programs to meet those needs.
Your information will help us:
Quality Care for All Patients
Group Health is one of many health care organizations in the Northwest region and country working to ensure all patients regardless of race, ethnicity, or preferred language receive the best care possible. An estimated 82 percent of hospitals currently collect data on their patients' race and ethnicity, and 67 percent collect data about their patients' primary language*.
*Source: Health Research and Educational Trust, 2009