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Racial, Cultural, and Ethnic Factors Affecting the Quality of End-of-Life Care in California

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Publication Date: March 2007

Publisher(s): California HealthCare Foundation

Author(s): LaVera Crawley; Marjorie Kagawa Singer

Topic: Health (Health services for minorities)

Type: Report

Coverage: California

Abstract:

As the most ethnically diverse state in the nation, California has an opportunity to set a national example for quality end-of-life care for all its residents. Providing quality care requires knowledge of the population served and its needs and preferences. This report reviews and analyzes current data along with new research from focus groups and surveys. The report examines the causes and patterns of death and dying across California's populations and the impact on the delivery of health care. Dr. Mark D. Smith In March, Dr. Mark D. Smith, president and CEO of the California HealthCare Foundation, presented the findings of this report to the Association of Health Care Journalists.