Older Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders dying of cancer use hospice less frequently than older white patients.

@article{NgoMetzger2003OlderAA,
  title={Older Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders dying of cancer use hospice less frequently than older white patients.},
  author={Quyen Ngo-Metzger and Ellen P. McCarthy and Risa B. Burns and Roger B. Davis and Frederick P. Li and Russell S. Phillips},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={115 1},
  pages={47-53}
}
PURPOSE Cancer is the leading cause of death among Asian Americans, yet little is known about their use of hospice care. We examined hospice use by Asian patients compared with white patients, and assessed whether utilization differs among those born in the United States or abroad. METHODS We studied Asian and white Medicare beneficiaries registered in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program who died of primary lung, colorectal, prostate, breast, gastric, or liver… CONTINUE READING