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Medicine > Medical Sociology
Health Disparities in the United States: Social Class, Race, Ethnicity, and Health
Barr, Donald A.
ISBN 13: 
9781421414751
Previous ISBN (13): 
9780801888212
ISBN 10: 
1421414759
Category: 
Medical Sociology
Edition: 
2
Publisher: 
John Hopkins University Press
Format: 
Paperback
LC Call Number: 
RA418.3.U6
NLM: 
[DNLM: 1.WA 300]
Status: 
Active
Audience: 
Undergraduate
Dimensions: 
9.1 x 1.2 x 5.8 in
Pages: 
308
Weight: 
1
Retail Price: 
54.95
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Synopsis:
Outstanding Academic Title, Choice The 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.

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