Social inequalities, health and health care delivery [electronic resource] /
edited by Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld.
1st ed.
Amsterdam ; Boston : JAI, 2002.
xvii, 234 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
0762309571 (alk. paper), 9780762309573 (alk. paper)
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Amsterdam ; Boston : JAI, 2002.
0762309571 (alk. paper)
9780762309573 (alk. paper)
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Explaining health-related inequalities with a social capital model / James W. Grimm and Zachary W. Brewster -- Inequalities created in bio-medicine as the body business / Barbara Hanson -- Unforeseen policy effects on the safety net: medicaid, private hospital closures and the use of local VAMCs / Blair D. Gifford, Larry M. Manheim and Diane Cowper -- A critical realist perspective on class relations and health inequalities / Graham Scambler, Paul Higgs and Ian Rees Jones -- Social inequalities, psychological well-being and health: longitudinal evidence from a U.S. national study / Nadine F. Marks and Heejeong Choi -- Health lifestyles and social class in the deep south / M. Christine Snead and William C. Cockerham -- Midlife health of African-American women: cumulative disadvantage as a predictor of early senescence / Yvonne J. Combs -- Consumer direction in home and community-based long-term care systems / Mary Signatur and Lisa Hollis-Sawyer -- Organizational supports for and barriers to part-time work arrangements for professionals: the case of radiology / Chloe E. Bird, Martha E. Lang, Benjamin Amick and Jocelyn Chertoff -- Race and evaluation of health care providers: theoretical and methodological issues / Jennifer Malat -- Poverty and health disparities: lessons and solutions for health care providers / Marlene Wilken and Beth Furlong -- Physician office access for the uninsured: an observational study / Maurice Penner, Susan Penner, Shauna Verkade and Jana Brooks.
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Includes bibliographical references.
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Bowker Data Service Summary
Over the past decade much sociological research has examined some of the links between social status and health status. The results show how higher childhood status predicts better health and lower mortality rates throughout adulthood.
Main Description
The first section focuses on macro system issues and includes both more theoretical approaches to the topic and quantitative approaches. The second section includes articles with a greater focus on patient characteristics. These articles vary greatly in their coverage, with some focusing on the US as a whole, and others on specific sections of the US or subgroups within the population such as African American women or the elderly. The third section focuses on providers and issues of social inequality and health care delivery. These papers examine issues of gender, race and poverty as examples of sources of inequality in modern societies.
Table of Contents
List of Contributors
Macro-System Issues in Social Inequality and Health Care
Explaining Health-Related Inequalities with a Social Capital Modelp. 3
Inequalities Created in Bio-Medicine as the Body Businessp. 29
Unforeseen Policy Effects on the Safety Net: Medicaid, Private Hospital Closures and the Use of Local VAMCsp. 45
A Critical Realist Perspective on Class Relations and Health Inequalitiesp. 57
Patient Characteristics, Social Inequality and Health and Health Care Services
Social Inequalities, Psychological Well-Being, and Health: Longitudinal Evidence from a U.S. National Studyp. 79
Health Lifestyles and Social Class in the Deep Southp. 107
Midlife Health of African-American Women: Cumulative Disadvantage as a Predictor of Early Senescencep. 123
Consumer Direction in Home and Community-Based Long-Term Care Systemsp. 137
Providers and Issues of Social Inequality and Health Care Delivery
Organizational Supports for and Barriers to Part-Time Work Arrangements for Professionals: The Case of Radiologyp. 159
Race and Evaluation of Health Care Providers: Theoretical and Methodological Issuesp. 183
Poverty and Health Disparities: Lessons and Solutions for Health Care Providersp. 201
Physician Office Access for the Uninsured: An Observational Studyp. 219
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