Minority Health in America
Findings and Policy Implications from The Commonwealth Fund Minority Health Survey
This book assembles timely evidence from a major national survey regarding the different experiences of health care as it is being delivered to various minority members of our society—Hispanics, African Americans, Asian Americans, and minority women. It provides the documentation needed to assess the successes and failures of our present system and to chart productive directions for the future. The book will be an important resource for researchers, policy makers, clinicians, and students interested in minority health and health policy.
About the Authors
Carol J. R. Hogue, Ph.D., M.P.H., is the Terry Professor of Maternal and Child Health, professor of epidemiology, and director of the Women's and Children's Center at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University. Martha A. Hargraves, Ph.D., M.P.H., is an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. Karen Scott Collins, M.D., M.P.H., is assistant vice president of The Commonwealth Fund.
"The authors have produced a useful reference manual for all members of the health care professions and a valuable tool for those who are making and implementing health care policies."
"A current and comprehensive coverage of a major public health policy issue grounded in a well-designed survey and insightful analyses."
"This report will be specially valuable to developers of curriculum for medical schools and public policy makers."
"Minority Health in America addresses an important health services research and health policy issue regarding health care access variations for ethnic and racial minorities in the United States, the factors that account for these variations, and their likely health and policy consequences. There is no other source at present that assembles evidence from a recent national survey to address the array of access questions posed in this book, particularly in the context of the dynamically changing managed care-dominated health care environment."
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