Book 2011

Healthcare Disparities at the Crossroads with Healthcare Reform


ISBN: 978-1-4419-7135-7 (Print) 978-1-4419-7136-4 (Online)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxii

  2. Underlying Causes of Healthcare Disparities

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Chapter

      Pages 3-6

      Introduction: An Overview of the US Healthcare System and US Health Disparities at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century

    3. Chapter

      Pages 7-21

      Historical Perspectives of Healthcare Disparities: Is the Past Prologue?

    4. Chapter

      Pages 23-39

      Epidemiologic Profiles of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health and Health Care

    5. Chapter

      Pages 41-68

      Cultural Diversity in Medicine: Health Status of Racial and Ethnic Minorities

  3. Current Problems

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 69-69

    2. Chapter

      Pages 71-84

      Perspective: Health Care and the Politics of Race

    3. Chapter

      Pages 85-95

      Perspective: The Spectrum of Health-care Disparities in the USA

    4. Chapter

      Pages 97-114

      Perspective: Barriers to Eliminating Disparities in Clinical Practice – Lessons from the IOM Report “Unequal Treatment”

    5. Chapter

      Pages 115-134

      Perspective: Second-Class Medicine – Implications of Evidence-Based Medicine for Improving Minority Access to Health Care

    6. Chapter

      Pages 135-142

      Perspective: The Compelling Need for Health Literacy

  4. Approaches to Correcting the Problems

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 143-143

    2. Chapter

      Pages 145-165

      The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Overview of the Health Reform Law and Its Impact on Health-Care Disparities

    3. Chapter

      Pages 167-193

      The Diversity Benefit: How Does Diversity Among Health Professionals Address Public Needs?

    4. Chapter

      Pages 195-209

      The Role of Communities in Eliminating Health Disparities: Getting Down to the Grass Roots

    5. Chapter

      Pages 211-229

      The Potential Impact of Performance Incentive Programs on Racial Disparities in Health Care

    6. Chapter

      Pages 231-267

      Eliminating Disparities in Health Care Through Quality Improvement

    7. Chapter

      Pages 269-312

      Monitoring Socioeconomic Determinants for Healthcare Disparities: Tools from the Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project

    8. Chapter

      Pages 313-328

      Perspective: Title VI, Healthcare Reform, and the Need for a State Antidiscrimination Law

    9. Chapter

      Pages 329-349

      Quality of Care and Health Disparities: The Evolving Role of the Government

    10. Chapter

      Pages 351-357

      The Association of Black Cardiologists: A Small-Group Success Story in Addressing Healthcare Disparities

    11. Chapter

      Pages 359-383

      Breathing Easier in Seattle: Addressing Asthma Disparities Through Healthier Housing

    12. Chapter

      Pages 385-397

      Breast and Prostate Cancer Healthcare Disparities

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