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Title

Equitable Health Systems: Cultural and Structural Issues for Latino Elders (American Journal of Law & Medicine)

Publication Topics

Elderly; Racial and Ethnic Groups; Population Focus

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Journal Article

Publication Date

2003-02-01T08:00:00Z

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Abstract

This Article examines the extent to which the U.S. healthcare system is equitable for older Latinos, using the World Health Organization (WHO) and the related Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) criteria on health outcomes, access/responsiveness and financing. We argue that improving health equity requires more than actions aimed at health behavior and culturally-based beliefs targeted at the individual. Improving equity also requires changes in broader social and political processes affecting entire populations and organizations of care, paying special attention to how these changes affect the Latino elderly.

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