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Title Achieving respiratory health equality : a United States perspective / Juan Carlos Celedón, editor
Published Cham : Humana Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 205 pages) : illustrations
Series Respiratory medicine
Respiratory medicine (New York, N.Y.)
Contents Preface -- Section 1: Extent of the Problem and Risk Factors -- Overview -- Race/Ethnicity -- Socio-economic Status -- Air Pollution/Climate Change -- Migrant Health -- Acculturation -- The LGBT Community and Respiratory Health -- Section 2: Disparities in Respiratory Diseases -- Broncopulmonary Dysplasia -- Cystic Fibrosis -- Obstructive Airway Diseases -- Sickle Cell Disease -- Sarcoidosis and Interstitial Lung Diseases -- Section 3: Moving Toward Achieving Health Equality -- The Role of Graduate Medical Eduction -- Personalized Medicine -- Health Policy: Toward Elimination of Respiratory Health Disparities -- A Roadmap to Achieve Health Equality -- Index
Summary This book addresses health disparities commonly encountered in pediatric and adult pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine, providing a definitive reference on this prominent issue. Expert authors explore questions such as: * What is the evidence that respiratory health disparities exist? * What do we know about the causes of the disparities? * What are the clinical implications? * What can be done to address disparities and thus achieve respiratory health equality? Recognizing the magnitude of this problem, the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Executive Committee created a Health Equality and Diversity Committee, with an initial mandate of defining respiratory health disparities and respiratory health equality in the United States. This book will follow the format of a workshop on respiratory health equality held before the 2015 ATS International Meeting and led by editor Juan Carlos Celedón. Written by the workshop presenters and other distinguished guests, this book will focus closely on major risk factors for disparities in respiratory health, and potential approaches to eliminate such disparities. Achieving Respiratory Health Equality in the United States is a timely resource for researchers, clinicians, and public health practitioners in respiratory medicine
Notes Includes index
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed November 9, 2016)
Subject Medical care -- United States -- Regional disparities.
Respiratory organs -- Diseases -- United States.
Social medicine -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Celedón, Juan Carlos, editor
ISBN 3319434454
3319434470 (electronic bk.)
9783319434476 (electronic bk.)