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Wasserman M, Renfrew MR, Green AR
AHRQ Author: Brach C
Identifying and preventing medical errors in patients with limited English proficiency: key findings and tools for the field.
This article describes the development, content, and testing of two new evidence-based AHRQ tools for limited English proficiency (LEP) patient safety in the hospital setting. These tools contain recommendations to improve detection and prevention of medical errors across diverse populations and to improve team communication through incorporating interpreters in the care process.
Citation: Wasserman M, Renfrew MR, Green AR . Identifying and preventing medical errors in patients with limited English proficiency: key findings and tools for the field. J Healthc Qual. 2014 May-Jun;36(3):5-16. doi: 10.1111/jhq.12065..
Keywords: Disparities, Evidence-Based Practice, Patient Safety, Clinician-Patient Communication, TeamSTEPPS