Study explores roots of health care errors amid language barriers

06/4/2014 |

Using nonqualified interpreters such as friends, following cultural beliefs that affect care delivery and having clinicians rely on rudimentary foreign-language skills are frequently associated with medical errors among patients with limited English-language proficiency, a study found. Situations when problems are likely to arise include patient discharge, medication reconciliation and the process of informed consent. Findings were reported in the Journal for Healthcare Quality.

View Full Article in:

Published in Briefs:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Director, Corporate Counsel - Regulatory Law
Tarrytown, NY
Program Coordinator/Lecturer for the Regulatory Science program
Johns Hopkins University
Washington, DC
Senior Attorney
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Baton Rouge, LA
Senior or Principal Consultant
PAREXEL International
Nationwide, SL_Nationwide
Chief Financial Officer
Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
Southfield, MI