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The Resource Health disparities in the United States : social class, race, ethnicity, and health, Donald A. Barr

Health disparities in the United States : social class, race, ethnicity, and health, Donald A. Barr

Label
Health disparities in the United States : social class, race, ethnicity, and health
Title
Health disparities in the United States
Title remainder
social class, race, ethnicity, and health
Statement of responsibility
Donald A. Barr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The health care system in the United States has been called the best in the world, but many of its residents cannot afford or do not have access to adequate care. This book eplores how socioeconomic status, race, and ethnic make-up affect health disparities; what the wide gulf in care and health outcomes means for the medical community, cultural subsets, and society at large; and how to address the issue effectively. Analyzing the complex web of social forces that influence health outcomes in the United States, this book is a vital teaching tool and a comprehensive reference for social science and medical professionals
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barr, Donald A
Dewey number
362.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA418.3.U6
LC item number
B37 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2008 I-077
  • WA 300
NLM item number
B268h 2008
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Health services accessibility
  • Social medicine
  • Minorities
  • Equality
  • Health
  • Medical economics
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Ethnic Groups
  • Prejudice
  • United States
  • Santé, Services de
  • Minorités
  • Inégalité sociale
  • Santé
  • Equality
  • Health services accessibility
  • Health
  • Medical economics
  • Minorities
  • Social medicine
  • United States
  • Randgruppe
  • Gesundheitswesen
  • Zugang
  • USA
Label
Health disparities in the United States : social class, race, ethnicity, and health, Donald A. Barr
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to the social roots of health disparities -- What is "health"? how should we define it? how should we measure it? -- The relationship between socioeconomic status and health, or, "they call it 'poor health' for a reason" -- Understanding how low social status leads to poor health -- Race, ethnicity, and health -- Race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and health: which is more important in affecting health status? -- All things being equal, does race/ethnicity affect how physicians treat patients? -- Why does race/ethnicity affect the way physicians treat patients? -- When, if ever, is it appropriate to use a patient's race/ethnicity to guide medical decisions? -- What should we do to reduce health disparities?
Control code
ocn175055146
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 295 pages
Isbn
9780801888212
Lccn
2007042008
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o175055146
  • (OCoLC)175055146
Label
Health disparities in the United States : social class, race, ethnicity, and health, Donald A. Barr
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to the social roots of health disparities -- What is "health"? how should we define it? how should we measure it? -- The relationship between socioeconomic status and health, or, "they call it 'poor health' for a reason" -- Understanding how low social status leads to poor health -- Race, ethnicity, and health -- Race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and health: which is more important in affecting health status? -- All things being equal, does race/ethnicity affect how physicians treat patients? -- Why does race/ethnicity affect the way physicians treat patients? -- When, if ever, is it appropriate to use a patient's race/ethnicity to guide medical decisions? -- What should we do to reduce health disparities?
Control code
ocn175055146
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 295 pages
Isbn
9780801888212
Lccn
2007042008
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o175055146
  • (OCoLC)175055146

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