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Health Care and Gender

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By Muller Charlotte F.. . 258 pages. Russell Sage Foundation; , New York: , 1990.. $34.95.


Ann Intern Med. 1991;114(3):254. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-114-3-254_1
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Women's health is affected by demography, their social roles, forces within the health care setting, and outside forces acting on the health care system. Because of their social condition, women's health status in particular is powerfully affected by the economics of service delivery, society's political temperament, and social awareness.

Charlotte Muller addresses the relation between gender and health within the microcosm of the medical delivery system and the "macro" effects of economics and social policy on gender and health. She begins with a critical evaluation of the literature on utilization of and need for health services, and gender differences in

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