This book reproduces the seven invited papers that were prepared for the Cornell University Medical College Eighth Conference on Health Policy on the theme medical care and the health of the poor. The topics included looks at physician supply, clinical decisionmaking, and social values.
Introduction 1. Overview 2. Poverty and Health 3. The Politics of Health Care Inequalities 4. Poverty, Public. Health, and Tuberculosis Control in New York City: Lessons from the Past 5. Inequalities in Health 6. Medical Care and the Poor: Focus on Hypertension and Diabetes 7. Socioeconomic Differentials in Arthritis and Its Treatment 8. Making a Difference in the Health of Children 9. Health Care of the Poor: The Contribution of Social Insurance