Navigation Links
Undocumented Hispanics Face Health Care Roadblocks in U.S.
Date:10/30/2009

Policies needed to eliminate disparities among immigrants, survey findings suggest

FRIDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Financial and language issues pose serious barriers to quality health care for undocumented foreign-born Hispanics in the United States, say researchers who called for improved health systems for all immigrants.

The study authors analyzed data from the 2007 Pew Hispanic Center/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Latino Health Survey of more than 4,000 Hispanic adults across the United States. The researchers examined differences in perceived quality of care, receipt of preventive care, and usual source of health care among foreign-born, U.S.-born, permanent-resident and undocumented Hispanics.

Compared with those who were born in the United States, undocumented Hispanics were more likely to be uninsured, less likely to have a usual source of health care, less likely to have blood pressure and cholesterol checks, less likely to report receiving good health care in the past year, and more likely to report receiving no health information from their doctor in the past year.

The survey also found that 45 percent of undocumented Hispanics believed they received poor quality health care because they couldn't afford to pay, 39 percent believed their poor health care was because of their ethnic background, and 48 percent thought they received poor health care because of their accent when speaking English.

The study was published in a special supplement to the Journal of General Internal Medicine, released online Oct. 28.

"These findings help increase our understanding of the diversity among Latinos and why reporting results by immigration status is important," wrote Dr. Michael Rodriguez and colleagues from the UCLA Department of Family Medicine and the Network for Multicultural Research on Health and Healthcare in Los Angeles.

"Policies supporting increased access to affordable, culturally and linguistically competent services could be beneficial to improve quality of health care among Latinos," the study authors concluded.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about Hispanics and health disparities.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Journal of General Internal Medicine, news release, Oct. 28, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Children of undocumented parents may be at higher developmental risk
2. Health-care barriers for undocumented immigrants: Raising tuberculosis risk?
3. Undocumented Hispanics Less Likely to Use U.S. Health Care Services
4. Video: Despite Increased Health Threat, New Study Finds Low Concern About Flu Among Hispanics
5. For Hispanics, a Unique Cancer Profile Emerges
6. Lupus Worse in Blacks, Hispanics Than in Whites, Study Finds
7. Hispanics at High Risk for Colorectal Cancer
8. Living in U.S. May Raise Hispanics Cancer Risk
9. Humor, Mobile Devices Enhance a New Heart-Health Campaign for Hispanics
10. Hispanics Placing Their Oral Health at Risk by Cutting Back on Routine Dental Care
11. SMS Technology Places Eye Health Educational Information at Hispanics Fingertips
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/28/2017)... ... July 28, 2017 , ... Shamanic Teacher Anahata Ananda of ... is proud to announce the return of her increasingly popular “Shamanic Wisdom ... more about the mystical world of shamanism, nature wisdom, the medicine wheel, energy ...
(Date:7/27/2017)... ... July 27, 2017 , ... Dr. ... Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID). After successfully completing an extensive two-day examination ... of dental implants . Dr. Kimowitz and his partner Dr. Hal Kimowitz, ...
(Date:7/27/2017)... Longview, TX (PRWEB) , ... July 27, 2017 ... ... to receive a new set of teeth in a single office visit from ... convenient and comfortable treatment solutions to his East Texas patients, including Teeth-in-a-Day® ...
(Date:7/27/2017)... ... July 28, 2017 , ... DMG Productions is pleased to ... television series, American Famer, scheduled to broadcast fourth quarter 2017. American Farmer airs ... helping humanity face its toughest challenge: how to feed a rising population in ...
(Date:7/27/2017)... ... 27, 2017 , ... SSCI, a division of Albany Molecular ... worldwide, representing a milestone achievement. , As an industry-leading provider of ... have served as expert and fact witnesses to assist our clients to perform ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/13/2017)... -- Centurion Medical Products, a leader in medical product innovation and global ... device for hospice patient care. ... Centurion Medical Products ... Patient pain management and emotional comfort are part of a hospice,s ... while preventing unneeded emergency department admission due to severe fecal impaction. ...
(Date:7/13/2017)... , July 13, 2017  New York City-based market ... pharmaceutical markets should be aware of.  From new products to ... are detailed in a recently completed study, Potential Pipeline ... 1.  Age-Driven Growth - ... have been aware of the impact the growing population and, ...
(Date:7/12/2017)... -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) has ... pending patent litigation in the U.S. District Court for the ... Cialis ® (tadalafil) unit dose patent. This patent was ... of the agreement, Cialis exclusivity is now expected to end ... unit dose patent for Cialis is valid and infringed by ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: