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Eliminating Global Health Disparities

Satcher, David (2000) Eliminating Global Health Disparities. JAMA, 284 (22). p. 2864.

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Abstract

One of my goals as surgeon general is to eliminate health disparities in the United States. Yet, it is essential that we also play a role in eliminating global health disparities; that is, inequalities in health status, disease distribution, and access to services. The World Health Report 2000--available at http://www.who.int/whr/2000/-- notes that health should be good (the best it can be) and fair (equitably distributed). When health and health services are unfairly distributed, regardless of how good they are, we still face disparities.


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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: global health disparities, health disparities
Subjects: Health > Disparities
Health > Global Health
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Practice > outreach
Practice > service
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Depositing User: Kismet Loftin-Bell
Date Deposited: 31 May 2006
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2011 14:57
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/452

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