Healthcare system factors in healthcare disparities

Stephanie Chang, Michael Christopher Gibbons

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Several aspects of the healthcare system have been postulated to impact patient care and outcomes, particularly among racial and ethnic minority groups (Smedley, Stith, & Nelson, 2003). These include, but are not limited to the organization, constitution and financing of the system as well as the ease of accessing services. Each of these factors will be discussed below.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationeHealth Solutions for Healthcare Disparities
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9780387728148
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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