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Edited by L I Iezzoni, B L O’Day. Published by Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2006, £38.00 (hardcover), pp 366. ISBN 10: 0-19-517276-0
The book is a goldmine. It covers disability and access to healthcare, healthcare experiences of people with disabilities and improving their healthcare in the USA. The authors give invaluable insights, being researchers/doctors who have experienced disabilities and who have spent much time with people having disabilities. The work is well constructed, documented, written and accessible to everyone. To illustrate various problems, the authors use clear examples and figures plentifully, which are easier to understand than written descriptions of the issues. Pertinent statistics are provided to state different issues. The roles of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance schemes are well discussed. The limitation to physical and sensory disabilities, which affect most people with disabilities, …
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