Quyen Ngo Metzger

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Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Linguistic and cultural barriers to care
    Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass 02215, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:44-52. 2003
  2. pmc Interpreter services, language concordance, and health care quality. Experiences of Asian Americans with limited English proficiency
    Alexander R Green
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:1050-6. 2005
  3. pmc Complementary and alternative medical therapy use among Chinese and Vietnamese Americans: prevalence, associated factors, and effects of patient-clinician communication
    Andrew C Ahn
    Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies, Harvard Medical School, 401 Park Dr, Ste 22A West, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:647-53. 2006
  4. pmc Racial and ethnic disparities in cancer screening: the importance of foreign birth as a barrier to care
    Mita Sanghavi Goel
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:1028-35. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Hospice use among Medicare managed care and fee-for-service patients dying with cancer
    Ellen P McCarthy
    Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass 02215, USA
    JAMA 289:2238-45. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Older Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders dying of cancer use hospice less frequently than older white patients
    Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, Boston, USA
    Am J Med 115:47-53. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Surveying minorities with limited-English proficiency: does data collection method affect data quality among Asian Americans?
    Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, University of California Irvine College of Medicine, Irvine, California, USA
    Med Care 42:893-900. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Pap smear use in California: are we closing the racial/ethnic gap?
    Israel De Alba
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
    Prev Med 40:747-55. 2005
  9. pmc Ethnic disparities in hospice use among Asian-American and Pacific Islander patients dying with cancer
    Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care and the Center for Health Policy Research, School of Medicine, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:139-44. 2008
  10. pmc Providing high-quality care for limited English proficient patients: the importance of language concordance and interpreter use
    Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care and the Center for Health Policy Research, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Research, 111 Academy, Suite 220, Irvine, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:324-30. 2007

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Publications16

  1. pmc Linguistic and cultural barriers to care
    Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass 02215, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:44-52. 2003
    ..Primarily because of immigration, Asian Americans are one of the fastest growing and most ethnically diverse minority groups in the United States. However, little is known about their perspectives on health care quality...
  2. pmc Interpreter services, language concordance, and health care quality. Experiences of Asian Americans with limited English proficiency
    Alexander R Green
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:1050-6. 2005
    ..Both interpreter- and language-concordant clinicians may help overcome these problems but few studies have compared these approaches...
  3. pmc Complementary and alternative medical therapy use among Chinese and Vietnamese Americans: prevalence, associated factors, and effects of patient-clinician communication
    Andrew C Ahn
    Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies, Harvard Medical School, 401 Park Dr, Ste 22A West, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:647-53. 2006
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  4. pmc Racial and ethnic disparities in cancer screening: the importance of foreign birth as a barrier to care
    Mita Sanghavi Goel
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:1028-35. 2003
    ..Racial/ethnic groups comprised largely of foreign-born individuals have lower rates of cancer screening than white Americans. Little is known about whether these disparities are related primarily to their race/ethnicity or birthplace...
  5. ncbi request reprint Hospice use among Medicare managed care and fee-for-service patients dying with cancer
    Ellen P McCarthy
    Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass 02215, USA
    JAMA 289:2238-45. 2003
    ..Hospice care is believed to improve care for patients at the end of life. However, few patients use hospice and others enroll too late to maximize the benefits of hospice services...
  6. ncbi request reprint Older Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders dying of cancer use hospice less frequently than older white patients
    Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, Boston, USA
    Am J Med 115:47-53. 2003
    ..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...
  7. ncbi request reprint Surveying minorities with limited-English proficiency: does data collection method affect data quality among Asian Americans?
    Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, University of California Irvine College of Medicine, Irvine, California, USA
    Med Care 42:893-900. 2004
    ..Asian Americans are a rapidly growing minority group with large numbers of LEP immigrants...
  8. ncbi request reprint Pap smear use in California: are we closing the racial/ethnic gap?
    Israel De Alba
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
    Prev Med 40:747-55. 2005
    ..The use of Pap smears among women in California was evaluated to identify ethnic groups at higher risk for noncompliance with cervical cancer screening...
  9. pmc Ethnic disparities in hospice use among Asian-American and Pacific Islander patients dying with cancer
    Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care and the Center for Health Policy Research, School of Medicine, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:139-44. 2008
    ..In conclusion, in every ethnic subgroup studied, AAPIs were less likely than whites to enroll in hospice. Further research is needed to understand these differences and eliminate potential barriers to hospice care...
  10. pmc Providing high-quality care for limited English proficient patients: the importance of language concordance and interpreter use
    Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care and the Center for Health Policy Research, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Research, 111 Academy, Suite 220, Irvine, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:324-30. 2007
    ..Provider-patient language discordance is related to worse quality care for limited English proficient (LEP) patients who speak Spanish. However, little is known about language barriers among LEP Asian-American patients...
  11. ncbi request reprint Sources of health information among Vietnamese American men
    Erica D Woodall
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, 98109 1024, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 8:263-71. 2006
    ..Research findings should be used to guide the development of health education interventions for Vietnamese men and subgroups within the Vietnamese male population...
  12. pmc Asian Americans' reports of their health care experiences. Results of a national survey
    Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care QNM, University of California Irvine College of Medicine, Irvine, Calif 92697, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:111-9. 2004
    ..To examine how Asian race/ethnicity affects patients' health care experiences and satisfaction with care...
  13. pmc Self-reported health status of vietnamese and non-Hispanic white older adults in california
    Dara Sorkin
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Center for Health Policy Research, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, California 92697, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1543-8. 2008
    ..Further research is needed to better understand why older Vietnamese Americans are at higher risk for worse self-reported health than older white adults...
  14. ncbi request reprint Race/ethnicity and economic differences in cost-related medication underuse among insured adults with diabetes: the Translating Research Into Action for Diabetes Study
    Chien Wen Tseng
    Pacific Health Research Institute, 846 S Hotel St, 303, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Diabetes Care 31:261-6. 2008
    ..To examine racial/ethnic and economic variation in cost-related medication underuse among insured adults with diabetes...
  15. pmc Trends in breast conserving surgery among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, 1992-2000
    Mita Sanghavi Goel
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:604-11. 2005
    ..Breast-conserving surgery (BCS) has been the recommended treatment for early-stage breast cancer since 1990 yet many women still do not receive this procedure...
  16. ncbi request reprint End-of-Life care: guidelines for patient-centered communication
    Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, University of California, Irvine 92697 5800, USA
    Am Fam Physician 77:167-74. 2008
    ..Physicians also must be cognizant of how cultural factors may affect end-of-life discussions. Sensitivity to a patient's cultural and individual preferences will help the physician avoid stereotyping and making incorrect assumptions...