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Roots of the Problem

Lisa I. Iezzoni and Bonnie L. O'Day

in More than Ramps

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780195172768
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865710 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172768.003.0001
 Roots of the Problem

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This introductory chapter provides demographic information about the prevalence of disability among U.S. residents and outlines population trends suggesting rising numbers of persons with disabilities. It also reviews concerns about health care quality in the United States, drawing upon reports of the Institute of Medicine and other sources to describe worrisome quality shortfalls, especially affecting persons with chronic health conditions. It suggests that persons with disabilities confront particular risks of receiving substandard care, along a variety of dimensions of quality and access.

Keywords: disability; population trends; disability demography; health care quality; health care access; blind; deaf; mobility impairments; wheelchair

Chapter.  4021 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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