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Challenges in Healthcare Provision in the United States

Valerie Lemaine and Andrea Pusic

in Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Appearance

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199580521
Published online December 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199580521.013.0007
Challenges in Healthcare Provision in the United States

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This article reviews the current status of healthcare provision in the US with regards to reconstructive surgery affecting physical appearance and suggests future directions for outcomes research and patient advocacy. It discusses surgery for children born with congenital anomalies, breast surgery, body contouring surgery, and the provision of psychosocial services in the United States.

Keywords: reconstructive surgery; congenital anomalies; breast surgery; body contouring surgery; psychosocial services

Article.  3088 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Social Psychology ; Clinical Psychology

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