Health Disparities in the United States: Social Class, Race, Ethnicity, and Health / Edition 1

Health Disparities in the United States: Social Class, Race, Ethnicity, and Health / Edition 1

by Donald A. Barr
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0801888212

ISBN-13: 9780801888212

Pub. Date: 05/28/2008

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press


About the Author:
Donald A. Barr, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Stanford University, Stanford, California

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About the Author:
Donald A. Barr, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Stanford University, Stanford, California

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801888212
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Introduction to the Social Roots of Health Disparities     1
What Is "Health"? How Should We Define It? How Should We Measure It?     14
The Relationship between Socioeconomic Status and Health, or, "They Call It 'Poor Health' for a Reason"     42
Understanding How Low Social Status Leads to Poor Health     73
Race, Ethnicity, and Health     105
Race/Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Status, and Health: Which Is More Important in Affecting Health Status?     134
All Things Being Equal, Does Race/Ethnicity Affect How Physicians Treat Patients?     169
Why Does Race/Ethnicity Affect the Way Physicians Treat Patients?     200
When, If Ever, Is It Appropriate to Use a Patient's Race/Ethnicity to Guide Medical Decisions?     228
What Should We Do to Reduce Health Disparities?     247
References     273
Index     291

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