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
     
 


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

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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

1 Introduction to the Social Roots of Health Disparities 1

2 What Is "Health"? How Should We Define It? How Should We Measure It? 14

3 The Relationship between Socioeconomic Status and Health, or, "They Call It 'Poor Health' for a Reason" 42

4 Understanding How Low Social Status Leads to Poor Health 73

5 Race, Ethnicity, and Health 105

6 Race/Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Status, and Health: Which Is More Important in Affecting Health Status? 134

7 All Things Being Equal, Does Race/Ethnicity Affect How Physicians Treat Patients? 169

8 Why Does Race/Ethnicity Affect the Way Physicians Treat Patients? 200

9 When, If Ever, Is It Appropriate to Use a Patient's Race/Ethnicity to Guide Medical Decisions? 228

10 What Should We Do to Reduce Health Disparities? 247

References 273

Index 291

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