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Table 3 Factors Mentioned as Barriers to Data Use (number of respondents)

From: Responses of Massachusetts hospitals to a state mandate to collect race, ethnicity and language data from patients: a qualitative study

• Insufficient resources (11)

• Lack of direction/guidance from the state (10)

• IT data system reformatting and compatibility (7)

• Small numbers within ethnic groups (7)

• Lack of need in context of patient population (4)