Quyen Ngo Metzger
Affiliation: Harvard University
- Linguistic and cultural barriers to careQuyen 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...
- Interpreter services, language concordance, and health care quality. Experiences of Asian Americans with limited English proficiencyAlexander 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...
- Complementary and alternative medical therapy use among Chinese and Vietnamese Americans: prevalence, associated factors, and effects of patient-clinician communicationAndrew 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....
- Racial and ethnic disparities in cancer screening: the importance of foreign birth as a barrier to careMita 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...
- Hospice use among Medicare managed care and fee-for-service patients dying with cancerEllen 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...
- Older Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders dying of cancer use hospice less frequently than older white patientsQuyen 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Ethnic disparities in hospice use among Asian-American and Pacific Islander patients dying with cancerQuyen 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...
- Providing high-quality care for limited English proficient patients: the importance of language concordance and interpreter useQuyen 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...
- Sources of health information among Vietnamese American menErica 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...
- Asian Americans' reports of their health care experiences. Results of a national surveyQuyen 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...
- Self-reported health status of vietnamese and non-Hispanic white older adults in californiaDara 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...
- Race/ethnicity and economic differences in cost-related medication underuse among insured adults with diabetes: the Translating Research Into Action for Diabetes StudyChien 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...
- Trends in breast conserving surgery among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, 1992-2000Mita 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...
- End-of-Life care: guidelines for patient-centered communicationQuyen 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...