The Challenges of Health Disparities
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.