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The Challenges of Health DisparitiesAuthors: Darren Liu, Betty Burston, Shartriya C. Stewart, Heidi H. Mulligan
This unique text explores health disparities in the United States and their implications from the perspective of health care administration. The book begins with a broad overview of health disparities including definitions from local, state, and federal legislation, as well as alternative definitions.
The authors examine current and past frameworks of analysis regarding the causes of disparities and provide a statistical overview of death rates and their implications for health care administrators.
In the final section of the book, each chapter looks at health disparities within each type of health care environment such as physician practices, hospitals, pharmaceutical products, Medicare/Medicaid, long-term care, insurance markets, and more.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Part I Fundamentals of Health Disparities
Chapter 1 Health Disparities: Entering A Strange Land at a Strange Time
Chapter 2 What Are Health Disparities?
Part II Researching and Assessing Health Disparities
Chapter 3 How to Conduct Research on Health Disparities
Chapter 4 Data Sources To Study Health and Health Care Disparities
Chapter 5 Simple Statistical Tools to Assess Health and Health Care Disparities
Part III Disparities in Health Care
Chapter 6 Physicians, Health Care Quality, and Health Disparities
Chapter 7 Health Care Disparities in Physician Practices
Chapter 8 Using Physician/Patient Partnerships to Reduce Health Care Disparities
Chapter 9 Disparities in Primary, Specialty, and Tertiary Health Care Markets
Chapter 10 Hospitals and Health Disparities
Chapter 11 Health Disparities in Health Insurance Markets
Chapter 12 Disparities in Long-Term Care Institutions
Part IV Reanalyzing Health Disparities: Two Case Studies
Chapter 13 They Protect Eagles, Don’t They?: Using Health Disparity Research to Tell New Stories – Case Study I
Chapter 14 Uncovering Health Disparities – A Case Study on Adverse Childhood Experiences and Intentional and Unintentional Injuries
Chapter 15 Health and Health Care Disparities Where Do We Go From Here?