Primary Spoken Language and Neuraxial Labor Analgesia Use Among Hispanic Medicaid Recipients

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(Abstracted from Anesth Analg, 122:204–209, 2016)

Several studies have shown that Spanish-speaking Hispanic women have the lowest rate of neuraxial epidural use during labor. The leaders of this study sought to determine if patients’ primary language was an influence with regard to the anticipation and use of neuraxial analgesia when giving birth.

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