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Pushing against Boundaries of the Health Care System

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/9780195172768.003.0009
 Pushing against Boundaries of the Health Care System

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The factors outside the traditional health care system—or straddling the boundary between health care and other sectors—can often have huge implications for persons' health and well being. This chapter briefly explores four such topics: assistive technology, personal care assistance, accessible public transportation, and accessible housing. It looks at controversies about health insurance coverage of these items and services.

Keywords: disability; health care; health insurance; mobility impairments; wheelchair; personal care assistance; assistive technology; transportation; paratransit; housing

Chapter.  4900 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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