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More than Ramps: A Guide to Improving Health Care Quality and Access for People with Disabilities

Lisa I. Iezzoni and Bonnie L. O'Day

Abstract

Nearly 20% of Americans live today with some disability, and this number will grow as the “baby boomers” age. Despite this, the U.S. health care system is ill equipped to provide optimal, safe, and efficient care to this population. Significant barriers still block people with disabilities from receiving high quality health care. This book examines these barriers then proposes solutions to make health care accessible and welcoming to people with disabilities, focusing on adults who are blind, deaf, hard of hearing, or who have difficulties using their legs, arms, or hands. The book draws upon ... More

Keywords: disability, health care, health care quality, health care access, mobility impairments, wheelchair, patient-clinician communication, barriers, universal design

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195172768
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172768.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lisa I. Iezzoni, author
Harvard Medical School

Bonnie L. O'Day, author
Cornell University

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