This volume is based on an in-depth analysis of the findings of the 1993 Commonwealth Fund survey, which demonstrated that women's health is too often neglected. Topisc include: socio-economic factors, care-seeking behaviours, psychological factors, and ageing. Each chapter analyzes the appropriate survey data, presents findings and integrates the relevant literature, draws implications for policy and health care delivery, and identifies issues for further research.
Marilyn M. Falik, Ph.D., is vice president of MDS Associates, a health and human services consulting firm specializing in research and evaluation studies, located in Wheaton, Maryland. Karen Scott Collins, M.D., M.P.H., is assistant vice president of the Commonwealth Fund, a national foundation engaged in independent research on health and social issues, based in New York City.