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Book and Media Reviews
December 26, 2007

Eliminating Healthcare Disparities in America: Beyond the IOM Report

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Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: John L. Zeller, MD, PhD, Contributing Editor.

JAMA. 2007;298(24):2914-2920. doi:10.1001/jama.298.24.2917

In Eliminating Healthcare Disparities in America: Beyond the IOM Report, Richard A. Williams has assembled a fine collection of articles that thoughtfully address the issue of health care disparities in the aftermath of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, Unequal Treatment. I recommend the book to experts and novices interested in the topic. The book is divided into 5 sections: (1) a primer on the underlying causes of health care disparities, (2) a discussion of current problems, (3) chapters discussing different approaches to health care disparities, (4) chapters highlighting programs that work, and (5) a chapter offering guiding principles for eliminating health care disparities.

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