Comparison of palliative care needs of English- and non-English-speaking patients.


This study examined whether patients who are not fluent in English receive less than optimal palliative care. The subjects were 130 consecutive patients (24 non-English speakers, NE, and 106 English speakers, E) with advanced malignant disease who were admitted to three metropolitan-area hospitals and followed for 6 months or until death. 92% of patients… (More)