These supplemental materials to the full report on racial, cultural, and ethnic factors affecting the quality of end-of-life care in California includes a summary of the report's methodolody, data on how top ten leading causes of death differ among subgroups, the survey tool used for data collection about pharmacies, and a report on responses to the focus groups.
- Sudden deaths due to accidents and assaults are higher among young African Americans (11%), Native Americans (14%), and Latinos (16%), compared to Asian Americans (8%) and whites (7%).
- Ethnically diverse populations use hospice care less than whites.
- Under treatment of pain prevalent among elderly, poor, and racial/ethnic minorities
- Advance care planning (advance directives) isn't as highly valued by some communities.
- Ethnic diversity requires a health care workforce that can provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services