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Journal Article
Commentary

Culture, language, and patient safety: making the link.

Johnstone M-J, Kanitsaki O. International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care. 2006;18:383-8.

The authors discuss the importance of understanding the relationship between culture, language, and patient safety and stress that not sufficiently addressing this relationship may put minority patients at risk for adverse events.