--F. Douglas Scutchfield, MD, Peter P Bosomworth Professor of Health Services Research and Policy, University of Kentucky --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Back Cover
Vulnerable Populations in the United States offers in-depth data on access to care, quality of care, and health status and updates and summarizes what is currently known regarding the pathways and mechanisms linking vulnerability with poor health and health care outcomes.
The comprehensive volume
- Summarizes the literature and provides empirical evidence of disparities in health care access, quality, and outcome for vulnerable populations
- Explains the role of social and individual determinants in vulnerability
- Details the impact of vulnerability on access, quality, and health status
- Reviews programs currently in place for vulnerable populations
In addition, Vulnerable Populations in the United States proposes a new course of action to improve the health services system and addresses the multifaceted health needs of vulnerable populations.
"Provides much-needed guidance to policymakers challenged with providing solutions to this embarrassing issue in the United States."
F. Douglas Scutchfield, M.D., Peter P. Bosomworth Professor of Health Services Research and Policy, University of Kentucky
"Leiyu Shi and Greg Stevens may do for vulnerable populations what Dr. Shi did for health services research when he wrote its first textbook, Health Services Research Methods."
William P. Brandon, Metrolina Medical Foundation Distinguished Professor of Health Policy, University of North Carolina Charlotte
"For students, researchers, practitioners, administrators, and policymakersShi and Stevens' book is required reading."
Michael Seid, policy researcher, RAND Health
"A new model for understanding the multiple factors that contribute to vulnerability and how they interrelate."
Keith J. Mueller, rural health research, University of Nebraska Medical Center