This is a library research guide developed for students taking Social Work 634, Health Care Services and Policies during winter term 2012.
Last Updated: Jan 14, 2013
Health Disparity v. Health Care Disparity
- Health Care Disparity
Health CARE disparities are differences among population groups in the availability, accessibility and quality of health care services aimed at prevention, treatment and management of diseases and their complications. These include screening, diagnostic, treatment, management and rehabilitation services.
- Health Disparity
Health disparities are differences among population groups (e.g. ethnic, gender, income) in the incidence, prevalence and outcomes of health conditions, diseases and related complications of diseases.
Follow the tips on this handout for additional suggestions for searching for articles in PubMed and for finding health care statistics.
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