The picture of health, in color
Healthday reports:“Hispanic cancer survivors, for instance, were twice as likely as their white peers to forgo prescription drugs because of cost. African-Americans were 87 percent more likely than whites to do that.
“Costs drove dental care to the wayside 2.3 times more often among Hispanic cancer patients than among white patients and 57 percent more often among African-American patients.
” Physicians from high-minority clinics are also more likely to report patients as “frequently speaking little or no English,” having more problems with chronic pain and substance abuse, and generally “being more medically complex... and psychosocially complex.”