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Unequal Treatment

Author : Committee on Understanding and Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care
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Racial and ethnic disparities in health care are known to reflect access to care and other issues that arise from differing socioeconomic conditions. There is, however, increasing evidence that even after such differences are accounted for, race and ethnicity remain significant predictors of the quality of health care received. In Unequal Treatment, a panel of experts documents this evidence and explores how persons of color experience the health care environment. The book examines how disparities in treatment may arise in health care systems and looks at aspects of the clinical encounter that may contribute to such disparities. Patients' and providers' attitudes, expectations, and behavior are analyzed. How to intervene? Unequal Treatment offers recommendations for improvements in medical care financing, allocation of care, availability of language translation, community-based care, and other arenas. The committee highlights the potential of cross-cultural education to improve provider-patient communication and offers a detailed look at how to integrate cross-cultural learning within the health professions. The book concludes with recommendations for data collection and research initiatives. Unequal Treatment will be vitally important to health care policymakers, administrators, providers, educators, and students as well as advocates for people of color.

Unequal Care

Author : Murray Milner
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Public and Private Responsibilities in Long term Care

Author : Leslie C. Walker
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Unequal health

Author : Daniel Dorling
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In his new book, academic and writer Danny Dorling describes the current extent of inequalities in health as the scandal of our times.

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Unequal Coverage

Author : Heide Castañeda
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The Affordable Care Act’s impact on coverage, access to care, and systematic exclusion in our health care system The Affordable Care Act set off an unprecedented wave of health insurance enrollment as the most sweeping overhaul of the U.S. health insurance system since 1965. In the years since its enactment, some 20 million uninsured Americans gained access to coverage. And yet, the law remained unpopular and politically vulnerable. While the ACA extended social protections to some groups, its implementation was troubled and the act itself created new forms of exclusion. Access to affordable coverage options were highly segmented by state of residence, income, and citizenship status. Unequal Coverage documents the everyday experiences of individuals and families across the U.S. as they attempted to access coverage and care in the five years following the passage of the ACA.It argues that while the Affordable Care Act succeeded in expanding access to care, it did so unevenly, ultimately also generating inequality and stratification. The volume investigates the outcomes of the ACA in communities throughout the country and provides up-close, intimate portraits of individuals and groups trying to access and provide health care for both the newly insured and those who remain uncovered. The contributors use the ACA as a lens to examine more broadly how social welfare policies in a multiracial and multiethnic democracy purport to be inclusive while simultaneously embracing certain kinds of exclusions. Unequal Coverage concludes with an examination of the Affordable Care Act’s uncertain legacy under the new Presidential administration and considers what the future may hold for the American health care system. The book illustrates lessons learned and reveals how the law became a flashpoint for battles over inequality, fairness, and the role of government. More books on the health care debate

Equity in the Finance and Delivery of Health Care

Author : Eddy K. A. van Doorslaer
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Presents the results of research which has been facilitated by funding from the European Community and hopes to represent a significant contribution to knowledge about equity in the finance and delivery of health care in 10 countries.

Women and Children in Health Care

Author : Mary Briody Mahowald
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Women and Children in Health Care examines health care issues that particularly affect the lives of women and children. The author looks at these issues from an egalitarian perspective, using the ideal of equality as a criterion for assessing current practice.

Inequality and Tax Policy

Author : Kevin A. Hassett
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Top economists provide much-needed guidance--and some surprising conclusions--in response to rising public concerns about inequality in the U.S. tax system.

Nursing Care of Children

Author : Jean Weiler Ashwill
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This paediatric nursing text discusses the disorders most commonly encountered in both hospital and community care settings. It discusses anatomy, physiology, paediatric differences and common diagnostic tests and medications, enabling readers to associate systems and diseases with appropriate tests and medications. It provides nursing care plans for key disorders, a unit on growth and development, a summary of growth and development, and special considerations for caring for children.

Managed Care

Author : David A. Bennahum
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"Managed Care takes a hard, balanced look at the realities of managed health care, assembling the key decision makers in the Albuquerque, New Mexico, health care area - from the CEO of the hospital system to the director of managed care, a home health care specialist, a lawyer, chaplains, and professors at the medical school - to examine the critical issues facing managed care today."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Health Care in South Africa

Author : H. C. J. Van Rensburg
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Managed Care and the Cardiac Patient

Author : Richard Ott
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Contributors from a variety of disciplines, including cardiology, surgery, insurance, law, finance, and business, contribute to this book, which is concerned with taking care of the cardiac patient in the evolving world of managed care.

Unequal Partners

Author : Barnes, Marian
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Based on detailed empirical work looking at the user and official perspective, this report includes studies of user groups and officials in two policy areas, mental health and disability.

Justice Across Generations

Author : Lee M. Cohen
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The Health Care System in Poland

Author : Nathalie Girouard
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This paper reviews the performance of Polish health care system from an economic perspective. High on the reform agenda of the government for several years, a new national health insurance system entered into force on 1 January 1999. This reform marked an important shift from a centrally controlled, budget-based system to a decentralised insurance-based system, operating through multiple regional funds and a special fund with nation-wide coverage. The reform is also intended to encourage the development of primary care services and in this context to promote the role of family doctors. However, the new system suffers from certain deficiencies and has not so far attracted active public support. This paper examines some of the efficiency problems, costs issues and equity concerns that remain to be addressed. It presents a series of policy options for further improvement of the system, including ways of enforcing harder budget constraints on health funds and better defining minimum ...

Health Care in America Separate and Unequal

Author : Kant Patel
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The 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.

Employer Sponsored Child Care

Author : California. Governor's Advisory Committee on Child Development Programs
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Health Care Reform Now

Author : George C. Halvorson
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The United States spends more money on health care by far than any other country and yet nearly 50,000,000 Americans are uninsured at least part of the time each year. Health Care Reform Now! is written for anyone who cares enough about our health care situation to consider serious alternatives to the current system. In this book George Halvorson—an internationally known health care leader and author—offers a sensible approach to health care reform and universal coverage that can work for all stakeholders. Step by step, George Halvorson outlines a game plan for a truly world-class health care system that will appeal to policy makers on both ends of the political spectrum and will deliver health care with improved quality, better access, provider accountability, performance transparency, consumer choice, and individual empowerment.

The World of Foster Care

Author : M. J. Colton
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An international reference book which describes the role and structure of foster family care systems in 30 countries. Endorsed by the International Foster Care Organization (IFCO), an easily accessible, compact, comprehensive description of foster family care as it operates in different countries