Vulnerable Populations in the United States / Edition 1

Vulnerable Populations in the United States / Edition 1

by Leiyu Shi, Gregory D. Stevens
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787969583

ISBN-13: 9780787969585

Pub. Date: 12/03/2004

Publisher: Wiley

Vulnerable Populations in the United States

Vulnerable Populations in the United States offers in-depth data on access to care, quality of care, and health status and updates and summarizes what is currently known regarding the pathways and mechanisms linking vulnerability with poor health and health care outcomes.

The comprehensive volume

  • Summarizes the

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Vulnerable Populations in the United States

Vulnerable Populations in the United States offers in-depth data on access to care, quality of care, and health status and updates and summarizes what is currently known regarding the pathways and mechanisms linking vulnerability with poor health and health care outcomes.

The comprehensive volume

  • Summarizes the literature and provides empirical evidence of disparities in health care access, quality, and outcome for vulnerable populations
  • Explains the role of social and individual determinants in vulnerability
  • Details the impact of vulnerability on access, quality, and health status
  • Reviews programs currently in place for vulnerable populations

In addition, Vulnerable Populations in the United States proposes a new course of action to improve the health services system and addresses the multifaceted health needs of vulnerable populations.

"Provides much-needed guidance to policymakers challenged with providing solutions to this embarrassing issue in the United States."
—F. Douglas Scutchfield, M.D., Peter P. Bosomworth Professor of Health Services Research and Policy, University of Kentucky

"Leiyu Shi and Greg Stevens may do for vulnerable populations what Dr. Shi did for health services research when he wrote its first textbook, Health Services Research Methods."
—William P. Brandon, Metrolina Medical Foundation Distinguished Professor of Health Policy, University of North Carolina Charlotte

"For students, researchers, practitioners, administrators, and policymakers—Shi and Stevens' book is required reading."
—Michael Seid, policy researcher, RAND Health

"A new model for understanding the multiple factors that contribute to vulnerability and how they interrelate."
—Keith J. Mueller, rural health research, University of Nebraska Medical Center

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787969585
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/03/2004
Series:
Public Health/Vulnerable Populations Series, #2
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
7.05(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1A general framework to study vulnerable populations1
2The community determinants and mechanisms of vulnerability32
3Disparities in health care access, quality, and health status : the influence of individual risk factors85
4Disparities in health care access, quality, and health status : the influence of multiple risk factors131
5Current strategies to serve vulnerable populations171
6Resolving disparities in the United States203

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