May / Jun / Jul 2019 Newsletter

Patients Less Likely to Receive Palliative Care at Minority-Serving Hospitals, Regardless of Race/Ethnicity

Site of care, not race or ethnicity, may be a keydeterminant of whether or not seriously ill patients receive palliative care, a new study has found. Advanced cancer patients treated at hospitals that primarily serve minotitieswere 33% less likely than those at other facilities to be provided any palliative care, regardless of their race, ethnicity, or insurance carrier.

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