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At Risk in America : The Health and Health Care Needs of Vulnerable Populations in the United States

At Risk in America : The Health and Health Care Needs of Vulnerable Populations in the United States - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0787949860

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ISBN13: 978-0787949860
ISBN10: 0787949868
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 01
Publisher: Jossey-Bass, Inc.
Published: 2001
International: No

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At Risk in America : The Health and Health Care Needs of Vulnerable Populations in the United States - 2ND 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0787949860

Lu Ann Aday

ISBN13: 978-0787949860
ISBN10: 0787949868
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 01
Publisher: Jossey-Bass, Inc.

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

Lu Ann Aday has completely revised and updated her landmark book, which offers a detailed descriptive analysis of key population groups most vulnerable to disease and injury in the United States. This indispensable resource--written for health policy researchers and experts and public health professionals--examines the size and demographic composition of at-risk groups, the health needs and hazards encountered by these groups, the principal policies and programs that serve vulnerable populations, and the real life experiences of at-risk groups within our health care system.

Author Bio

Aday, Lu Ann : University of Texas

Lu Ann Aday is professor of Behavioral Sciences and Management and Policy Sciences at the University of Texas, Houston, School of Public Health. Her previous books include Designing and Conducting Health Surveys: Second Edition (Jossey-Bass, 1996) and Evaluating the Health Care System: Second Edition (1998).

Table of Contents

Foreword by Ronald M. Andersen.

Who Are the Vulnerable?

How Many Are Vulnerable?

Who Is Most Vulnerable?

Why Are They Vulnerable?

What Programs Address Their Needs?

Who Pays for Their Care?

How Good Is Their Access to Care?

How Much Does Their Care Cost?

What's the Quality of Their Care?

What Do We Still Need to Know?

What Programs and Policies Are Needed?

Resource A: National Data Sources on Vulnerable Populations.

Resource B: Source Notes on the Data Tables.

References.

Name Index.

Subject Index.