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US survey reveals deficits in women's health care

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 22 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1374
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

    A study of women's health in the United States by the Commonwealth Fund, a philanthropic organisation, has indicated worsening health care for poorer women and revealed widespread violence and abuse.

    The study, conducted by a national polling organisation, was based on telephone interviews with 2850 women and 1500 men between May and November 1998, who were chosen as a cross section of the population, with an additional over sample of African American, Hispanic, and Asian American women.

    Interviewees were asked about access to care, health knowledge and …

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