Health Care in America
Separate and Unequal
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Health Care in America by Kant Patel
Book DescriptionThe American health care system is a unique mix of public and private programs that critics argue has produced a two-tier system - one for the rich and the other for the poor - that delivers dramatically unequal care and leaves millions of Americans seriously underinsured or with no coverage at all. This book examines the root causes of the inequalities of the American health care system and discusses various policy alternatives. It systematically documents the demands on and the performance of our health care system for different population groups as defined on the basis of gender (women), age (children), race and ethnicity (African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans), and residence in high poverty areas (rural and inner city locales).For each population, the book documents: historical and demographic profile, data on health status, aspects of inequality including access; quality of care; and endemic, cultural, and lifestyle issues affecting health; policies, laws, and programs relevant to health care; and, indicators of improvement or negative trends.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780765616616
(229mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Imprint: M.E. Sharpe
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Kant Patel
Healthcare Politics and Policy in America, Hardback (May 2014)
Fully updated, this new edition provides a comprehensive examination of the ways that health policy has been shaped by the political, socioeconomic, and ideological environment of the United States. The roles played by public and private, institutional and individual actors in designing the healthcare system are identified at all levels.
Health Care in America, Paperback (September 2008)
The American health care system is a mix of public and private programs that critics argue has produced a two-tier system that delivers unequal care and leaves millions of Americans seriously under insured or with no coverage at all. This book examines the root causes of the inequalities of the American health care system.
Politics of Public Health in the United States, Paperback (December 2004)
The volume also includes a chronology of major laws and events in public health policy along with an extensive bibliography.
Health Care Policy in an Age of New Technologies, Paperback (May 2002)» View all books by Kant Patel
Revolutionary advances in biomedical research and information systems technology pose new and difficult issues for American health care policy, especially in the context of managed care. This volume takes a look at the many of the ethical dilemmas that health care policy can no longer ignore.
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