Social Factors Matter. Class, Race and Gender in Health Outcomes. Important Points to Consider. Social class (which relates to occupation) is the most important predictor of health outcomes. Rates of disease and death differ between regions of the world.
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Class, Race and Gender in Health Outcomes
Institute of Medicine
Caveats – death in poorer nationsUnequal Treatment
Figure 1: Differences, Disparities, and Discrimination: Populations with Equal Access to Health Care
The Operation of Healthcare
Systems and the Legal and
Quality of Health Care
Discrimination: Biases and
Prejudice, Stereotyping, and
Populations with Equal Access to Health Care
Among Medicare Beneficiaries Enrolled in Managed Care Plans, African Americans Receive Poorer Quality of Care (Schneider et al., JAMA, March 13, 2002