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Eliminating healthcare disparities in America : beyond the IOM report

In this book, Dr. Richard Allen Williams has assembled the very best scholars on healthcare disparities to raise the public consciousness of this issue. Arranged into discrete categories, this volume contains comprehensive coverage, both historical and current, of the healthcare disparity crisis currently plaguing our country in hopes of leading us all to a brighter future
eBook, English, ©2007
Humana Press, Totowa, N.J., ©2007
Cross-cultural studies
1 online resource (xxviii, 398 pages) : illustrations, portrait
9781597454858, 9781934115428, 9781281136916, 9786611136918, 1597454850, 1934115428, 1281136913, 6611136916
I. Underlying causes of healthcare disparities
1. Historical perspectives on healthcare disparities : is the past prologue? / Richard Allen Williams
2. Epidemiology of racial and ethnic disparities in health and healthcare / George A. Mensah and Maleeka J. Glover
3. Cultural diversity in medicine and in healthcare delivery / Richard Allen Williams
II. Current problems
4. Healthcare and the politics of race / M. Gregg Bloche
5. Barriers to eliminating disparities in clinical practice: lessons from the IOM report "Unequal Treatment" / Joseph R. Betancourt and Angela Maina
6. Second-class medicine: implications of evidence-based medicine for improving minority access to the correct pharmaceutical therapy / Randall W. Maxey and Richard Allen Williams
7. The diversity benefit: how does diversity among health professionals address public needs? / Brian D. Smedley
III. Approaches to correcting the problems
8. Eliminating disparities in healthcare through quality improvement / Kevin Fiscella
9. Eliminating racial discrimination in healthcare: a call for state healthcare anti-discrimination law / Vernellia R. Randall
10. Quality of care and health disparities: the evolving role of government / Garth N. Graham
11. The role of communities in eliminating healthcare disparities: getting down to the grass roots / JudyAnn Bigby
12. The potential impact of performance incentive programs on racial disparities in healthcare / Alyna T. Chien
IV. Examples of what works
13. Monitoring socioeconomic determinants for healthcare disparities: tools from the Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project / Nancy Krieger ... [et a.]
14. The Association of Black Cardiologists: a small-group success story / Richard Allen Williams
15. Breathe easy in Seattle: addressing asthma disparities through healthier housing / James W. Krieger [and others]
16. Access Health Solutions: a minority physician network model that works / Kathy B. Jackson
17. Carolinas Association for Community Health Equity-CACHE: a community coalition to address health disparities in racial and ethnic minorities in Mecklenburg County North Carolina / Yele Aluko
V. Concluding recommendations
18. Principles for eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare / John Z. Ayanian and Richard Allen Williams