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How useful is 'vulnerable' as a concept?
Health Aff (Millwood). 2007 Sep-Oct; 26(5):1231-4.HA

Abstract

The relationship between socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and chronic illness, on the one hand, and health status, access to health services, and quality of health care received, on the other, is a central and critical axis of health services research and health policy. However, it is not clear that the use of the term "vulnerable" to apply to individuals, groups, or populations helps very much from either an analytic or a policy perspective. This brief essay explores two instances of "vulnerability" far outside the prevailing paradigm, and it further identifies problems with the term.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, USA. bvladeck@earthlink.net

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17848430

Citation

Vladeck, Bruce C.. "How Useful Is 'vulnerable' as a Concept?" Health Affairs (Project Hope), vol. 26, no. 5, 2007, pp. 1231-4.
Vladeck BC. How useful is 'vulnerable' as a concept? Health Aff (Millwood). 2007;26(5):1231-4.
Vladeck, B. C. (2007). How useful is 'vulnerable' as a concept? Health Affairs (Project Hope), 26(5), 1231-4.
Vladeck BC. How Useful Is 'vulnerable' as a Concept. Health Aff (Millwood). 2007 Sep-Oct;26(5):1231-4. PubMed PMID: 17848430.
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