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Accessing Healthcare: Responding to diversity

Judith Healy and Martin McKee


Health care systems in developed countries must respond to diverse populations especially given increasing population movements. These groups make different claims upon the state and may have different health care needs and expectations. But policy-makers and professionals often seem blind to this diversity. To ensure the wellbeing of its whole population, a state must respond to subgroups in terms of their health status and access to health services. The chapters in this book discuss countries and population groups that illustrate different responses to claimant groups and different ways of d ... More

Keywords: healthcare, access, equity, diversity, multicultural, mainstream, alternative

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780198516187
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198516187.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Judith Healy, editor
Director, Social Protection Facility, Research School of Social Sciences, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Martin McKee, editor
Professor of European Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK