At Risk in America: The Health and Health Care Needs of Vulnerable Populations in the United States / Edition 2by Lu Ann Aday
Pub. Date: 03/28/2001
Lu Ann Aday has completely revised and updated her landmark book, which offers a detailed descriptive analysis of key population groups most vulnerable to disease and injury in the United States. This indispensable resource--written for health policy researchers and experts and public health professionals--examines the size and demographic composition of at-risk groups, the health needs and hazards encountered by these groups, the principal policies and programs that serve vulnerable populations, and the real life experiences of at-risk groups within our health care system.
Table of ContentsForeword
1. Who Are the Vulnerable?
2. How Many Are Vulnerable?
3. Who Is Most Vulnerable?
4. Why Are They Vulnerable?
5. What Programs Are There to Address Their Needs?
6. Who Pays for Their Care?
7. How Good Is Their Access to Care?
8. How Much Does Their Care Cost?
9. What Is the Quality of Their Care?
10. What Do We Still Need to Know?
11. What Programs and Policies Are Needed?
Resources: A. National Data Sources on Vulnerable Populations B. Source Notes on the Data Tables
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