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Donald A. Barr, M.D., Ph.D., is an associate professor of sociology and the coordinator for the Curriculum in Health Policy at Stanford University. He has more than 30 years of experience as a medical practitioner and is the author of Introduction to U.S. Health Policy, second edition, also published by Johns Hopkins.
Table of Contents
|Introduction to the Social Roots of Health Disparities||p. 1|
|What Is "Health"? How Should We Define It? How Should We Measure It?||p. 14|
|The Relationship between Socioeconomic Status and Health, or, "They Call It 'Poor Health' for a Reason"||p. 42|
|Understanding How Low Social Status Leads to Poor Health||p. 73|
|Race, Ethnicity, and Health||p. 105|
|Race/Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Status, and Health: Which Is More Important in Affecting Health Status?||p. 134|
|All Things Being Equal, Does Race/Ethnicity Affect How Physicians Treat Patients?||p. 169|
|Why Does Race/Ethnicity Affect the Way Physicians Treat Patients?||p. 200|
|When, If Ever, Is It Appropriate to Use a Patient's Race/Ethnicity to Guide Medical Decisions?||p. 228|
|What Should We Do to Reduce Health Disparities?||p. 247|
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