Health Disparities in the United States Social Class, Race, Ethnicity, and Health

ISBN-10: 1421414759
ISBN-13: 9781421414751
Edition: 2nd 2014
Authors: Donald A. Barr
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Book details

List price: $54.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 8/20/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.024
Language: English

Outstanding Academic Title, ChoiceThe 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. Examining the significance of this gulf for the medical community, cultural subsets, and society at large, Barr offers potential policy- and physician-based solutions for reducing health inequity in the long term.This popular course book, which has been fully updated, now incorporates significant new material, including a chapter on the profound effects of inequality on child development, behavioral choices, and adult health status. An essential text for courses in public health, health policy, and sociology, the second edition analyzes the complex web of social forces that influence health outcomes in the United States. This book is a vital teaching tool and a comprehensive reference for social science and medical professionals.

Donald A. Barr, M.D., Ph.D., is an associate professor of sociology and the coordinator for Curriculum in Health Policy at Stanford University. He has more than 30 years of experience as a medical practitioner and is the author of Introduction to U.S. Health Policy, second edition, also published by Johns Hopkins.

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