The death gap: How inequality kills

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We hear plenty about the widening income gap between the rich and the poor in America and about the expanding distance dividing the haves and the have-nots. But when detailing the many things that the poor have not, we often overlook the most critical their health. The poor die sooner. Blacks die sooner. And poor urban blacks die sooner than almost all other Americans. In nearly four decades as a doctor at hospitals serving some of the poorest communities in Chicago, David Ansell has witnessed the lives behind these devastating statistics firsthand. In 'The Death Gap', he gives a grim survey of these realities, drawn from observations and stories of his patients. While the contrasts and disparities in Chicago's communities are particularly stark, the death gap is truly a nationwide epidemic as Ansell shows, there is a thirty-five-year difference in life expectancy between the healthiest and wealthiest and the poorest and sickest American neighborhoods. It doesn't need to be this way; such divisions are not inevitable. Ansell calls out the social and cultural arguments that have been raised as ways of explaining or excusing these gaps, and he lays bare the structural violence the racism, economic exploitation, and discrimination that is really to blame. Inequality is a disease, Ansell argues, and we need to treat and eradicate it as we would any major illness. To do so, he outlines a vision that will provide the foundation for a healthier nation for all.
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subject_facetDelivery of Health Care -- ethics
Discrimination in medical care -- United States
Electronic books
Equality -- Health aspects -- United States
Health -- Social aspects -- United States
Health and race -- United States
MEDICAL / Public Health
Medical
Medical policy -- United States
Nonfiction
POLITICAL SCIENCE
Popular Work
Poverty -- Health aspects -- United States
Racism -- Health aspects -- United States
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Poverty & Homelessness
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban
Social Medicine
Social medicine -- United States
Sociology
title_displayThe death gap : how inequality kills
title_fullThe death gap : how inequality kills / David A. Ansell, MD
The death gap : how inequality kills [electronic resource] / David A. Ansell, MD
The death gap [electronic resource] : How inequality kills. David A Ansell
title_shortThe death gap
title_subHow inequality kills
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Discrimination in medical care
Equality
Health
Health and race
Health aspects
MEDICAL / Public Health
Medical
Medical policy
Nonfiction
POLITICAL SCIENCE
Poverty
Racism
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Poverty & Homelessness
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban
Social Medicine
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Sociology
ethics