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Social Injustice and Public Health$
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Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195171853

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171853.001.0001

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Medical Care

Medical Care

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(p.207) 12 MEDICAL CARE
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Social Injustice and Public Health
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H. Jack Geiger

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171853.003.0012

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

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