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Medical Care

H. Jack Geiger

in Social Injustice and Public Health

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780195171853
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865352 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171853.003.0012
Medical Care

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This chapter addresses how social injustice affects medical care. It addresses the health care crisis and social justice, in terms of access, cost, and quality. The chapter concludes that universal health access through public-sector social insurance must become part of the American social contract, restoring the primacy of the interest of patients and providers in a just and equitable system.

Keywords: health care crisis; access; cost; quality; reform

Chapter.  5681 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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