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Oregon State Finds Mistrust, Discrimination Influence Latino Health Care Satisfaction

Mistrust of the medical community and perceived discrimination by health care providers can affect how satisfied young adult Latinos in rural Oregon are with their health care, new research from Oregon State University and its College of Public Health and Human Sciences shows. Health care satisfaction, or the lack of, could influence health outcomes for patients, affect participation in health care programs under the new Affordable Care Act, and contribute to disparities in health care access for Latinos, said lead researcher Dr. Daniel López-Cevallos, associate director of research for the Center for Latino Studies and Engagement at OSU.