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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Johnston FM, Neiman JH, Parmley LE
Stakeholder perspectives on the use of community health workers to improve palliative care use by African Americans with cancer.
This study focused on the issue of lack of palliative care for African-Americans with cancer. Stakeholder interviews and focus groups were conducted with cancer patients, caregivers, health care administrators, oncologists, and community health workers (CHWs). Participants felt that CHWs could play a central role in bridging patients with their providers, information and resources. They also felt that CHWs should either come from the community, or be familiar with the history, culture, and norms of the communities from which they operate.
Citation: Johnston FM, Neiman JH, Parmley LE . Stakeholder perspectives on the use of community health workers to improve palliative care use by African Americans with cancer. J Palliat Med 2019 Mar;22(3):302-06. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2018.0366..
Keywords: Access to Care, Cancer, Healthcare Delivery, Healthcare Utilization, Cultural Competence, Disparities, Palliative Care, Racial / Ethnic Minorities
Li J, Maxwell AE, Glenn BA
Healthcare access and utilization among Korean Americans: The mediating role of English use and proficiency.
This study examines whether English language use and proficiency plays a mediating role in the relationships between length of hospital stay in the US and health insurance coverage, access to, and use of care. Results show that health care utilization was primarily driven by having health insurance and a usual source of care. Recommendations include a focus on increasing English use and proficiency and insurance coverage among older, female, less educated Korean Americans to mitigate health disparities associated with reduced access to health services in this population.
Citation: Li J, Maxwell AE, Glenn BA . Healthcare access and utilization among Korean Americans: The mediating role of English use and proficiency. Int J Soc Sci Res 2016 Mar;4(1):83-97. doi: 10.5296/ijssr.v4i1.8678.
Keywords: Access to Care, Cultural Competence, Disparities, Healthcare Utilization, Racial / Ethnic Minorities