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Racial/ethnic perspectives on the quality of hospice care

TitleRacial/ethnic perspectives on the quality of hospice care
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsCampbell, CL, Baernholdt, M, Yan, G, Hinton, ID, Lewis, E
JournalAm J Hosp Palliat CareAm J Hosp Palliat Care
Date PublishedJun
ISBN Number1938-2715 (Electronic)<br/>1049-9091 (Linking)
Accession Number22952128
KeywordsAfrican Americans/psychology/statistics & numerical data, Caregivers/ psychology, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (U.S.)/economics/standards, Cross-Sectional Studies, European Continental Ancestry Group/psychology/statistics & numerical data, Healthcare Disparities/economics/ ethnology, Hospice Care/organization & administration/ standards/trends, Humans, Length of Stay, Pain Management/standards, Palliative Care/organization & administration/ standards/trends, Patient Satisfaction/ ethnology, Quality Indicators, Health Care/economics/ standards/trends, Reimbursement Mechanisms/standards, Social Support, Southeastern United States, United States
AbstractDiversity in the US population is increasing, and evaluating the quality of culturally sensitive hospice care is important. A survey design was used to collect data from 743 patients enrolled in hospice or their family members or caregivers. Race/ethnicity was not significantly associated with any of the hospice interventions or outcomes. Patients were less likely to be satisfied with the overall hospice care (OR = 0.23, 95% CI = 0.065-0.796, P = .021) compared to other type of respondents. Satisfaction with emotional support was substantially associated with the increased likelihood of satisfaction with pain management (OR = 3.82, 95% CI = 1.66-8.83, P = .002), satisfaction with other symptom management (OR = 6.17, 95% CI = 2.80-13.64, P
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