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Who cares for poor people? : physicians, medicaid, and marginality
Hynes, Margaret M., 1953-
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New York : Garland Pub., 1998.
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xii, 159 pages ; 23 cm.
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Table of Contents

Tables and Figuresp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
I. Introductionp. 3
II. Physician Participation in Medicaidp. 9
Backgroundp. 9
Review of Prior Researchp. 11
Summary of Hypothesesp. 18
Causal Modelp. 19
Definition of Marginality and Marginalizationp. 20
Conclusionp. 21
III. Marginality in the Medical Professionp. 23
Conceptual Issuesp. 23
Women in Medicinep. 36
Minorities in Medicinep. 44
International Medical Graduates in Medicinep. 52
Conclusionp. 58
IV. Methods and Measurementsp. 63
Sampling and Data Collectionp. 63
Response Ratesp. 64
Weighting of Samplep. 65
Types and Sources of Data Gatheredp. 65
Measuresp. 65
Analysis of the Effects of Phase and Mode of Interviewp. 69
Analysis of Response Rates and Missing Datap. 70
V. A Social, Professional, and Ideological Profile of Physiciansp. 73
Introductionp. 73
Social Statuses, Professional Statuses and Ideologyp. 74
Concluding Remarksp. 84
VI. Physician Participation in Medicaidp. 89
Relationships Between the Independent and Dependent Variablesp. 91
Relationships of Multiple Marginal Statuses to Medicaid Participationp. 93
Regression Analysisp. 94
Effects Analysisp. 98
Discussion of the Effects Analysisp. 98
Conclusionp. 102
Discussionp. 102
VII. Summary and Policy Implicationsp. 105
Marginality in the Medical Professionp. 105
Directions for Future Researchp. 111
Physician Participation in Medicaid in the 1990sp. 112
Policies to Increase Physicians in Poor Communitiesp. 115
Concluding Remarksp. 117
Appendix Ip. 121
Appendix IIp. 127
Appendix IIIp. 131
Appendix IVp. 133
Bibliographyp. 135
Indexp. 155