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The Challenges of Health Disparities
Implications and Actions for Health Care Professionals

Author(s): Darren Liu, MHA, MS, DrPH, Associate Professor, Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa
Betty Burston, PhD, Professor-in-residence, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada
Shartriya C. Stewart, EdD, Associate Professor, California State University – Northridge, Northridge, California
Heidi H. Mulligan, Owner, A Woman of A Thousand Words, Canoga Park, California
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  • ISBN-13: 9781284156096
  • Paperback    500 pages      © 2020
  • Will Publish: 9/15/2018
Price: $87.95 US List
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This unique text explores health disparities in the United States and their implications from the perspective of health care administration. The book begins with a broad overview of health disparities including definitions from local, state, and federal legislation, as well as alternative definitions.

The authors examine current and past frameworks of analysis regarding the causes of disparities and provide a statistical overview of death rates and their implications for health care administrators.

In the final section of the book, each chapter looks at health disparities within each type of health care environment such as physician practices, hospitals, pharmaceutical products, Medicare/Medicaid, long-term care, insurance markets, and more.

Part  I  Fundamentals of Health Disparities
Chapter  1  Health Disparities: Entering A Strange Land at a Strange Time
Chapter  2  What Are Health Disparities?
Part  II  Researching and Assessing Health Disparities
Chapter  3  How to Conduct Research on Health Disparities
Chapter  4  Data Sources To Study Health and Health Care Disparities
Chapter  5  Simple Statistical Tools to Assess Health and Health Care Disparities
Part  III  Disparities in Health Care
Chapter  6  Physicians, Health Care Quality, and Health Disparities
Chapter  7  Health Care Disparities in Physician Practices
Chapter  8  Using Physician/Patient Partnerships to Reduce Health Care Disparities
Chapter  9  Disparities in Primary, Specialty, and Tertiary Health Care Markets
Chapter  10  Hospitals and Health Disparities
Chapter  11  Health Disparities in Health Insurance Markets
Chapter  12  Disparities in Long-Term Care Institutions
Part  IV  Reanalyzing Health Disparities: Two Case Studies
Chapter  13  They Protect Eagles, Don’t They?: Using Health Disparity Research to Tell New Stories - Case Study I
Chapter  14  Uncovering Health Disparities – A Case Study on Adverse Childhood Experiences and Intentional and Unintentional Injuries
Chapter  15  Health and Health Care Disparities Where Do We Go From Here?

Darren Liu, MHA, MS, DrPH-Associate Professor, Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa

Betty Burston, PhD-Professor-in-residence, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada

Shartriya C. Stewart, EdD-Associate Professor, California State University – Northridge, Northridge, California

Heidi H. Mulligan-Owner, A Woman of A Thousand Words, Canoga Park, California