Appropriate use of medical interpreters.
Juckett G, Unger K. Am Fam Physician. 2014;90:476-480.
Language barriers between patients and providers can contribute to misunderstandings and lead to delays in care. Highlighting benefits to utilizing professional interpreters in health care, this review describes various errors associated with using family and untrained interpreters when treating patients and includes a list of resources to help guide physicians in offering professional interpretation services in their practice.
Encouraging patients to ask questions: how to overcome "white-coat silence."
Judson TJ, Detsky AS, Press MJ. JAMA. 2013;309:2325-2326.
What medications does your patient take? Enhancing medication safety in the outpatient setting.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement. March 14, 2007.
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Dimick C. J AHIMA. March 2014;88:34-39.
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Physician attitudes toward family-activated medical emergency teams for hospitalized children.
Paciotti B, Roberts KE, Tibbetts KM, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2014;40:187-192.