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Author Barr, Donald A., author
Title Health disparities in the United States : social class, race, ethnicity, and health / Donald A. Barr, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, and (by courtesy) in the Graduate School of Education, Stanford University, Stanford, California
Imprint Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2014]
©2014
book jacket
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 人文社會聯圖  RA418.3.U6 B37 2014    AVAILABLE    30660020175324
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  362.1089 B2703 2014    DUE 02-02-22  -  30500101561333
Edition Second edition
Descript xvii, 308 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-296) and index
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? -- Children's health disparities -- 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?
"The health care system in the United States has been called the best in the world. Yet wide health disparities persist between different social groups, and many Americans suffer from poorer health than people in other developed countries. Donald A. Barr's Health Disparities in the United States explores how socioeconomic status, race, and ethnicity interact with socioeconomic inequality to create and perpetuate these health disparities."--Page 4 of cover
Subject Health services accessibility -- United States
Social medicine -- United States
Minorities -- Health and hygiene -- United States
Equality -- Health aspects -- United States
Health -- Social aspects -- United States
Medical economics -- United States
Health Status Disparities
Socioeconomic Factors
Healthcare Disparities -- ethnology
Ethnic Groups
Prejudice -- ethnology
United States
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