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Language barriers and patient safety risks in hospital care. A mixed methods study.

van Rosse F, de Bruijne M, Suurmond J, et al. Language barriers and patient safety risks in hospital care. A mixed methods study. Int J Nurs Stud. 2016;54:45-53. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2015.03.012.

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April 29, 2015
van Rosse F, de Bruijne M, Suurmond J, et al. Int J Nurs Stud. 2016;54:45-53.

This mixed methods study of language barriers and patient safety found incomplete documentation of language proficiency and suboptimal use of professional language interpretation, consistent with prior studies. In a past AHRQ WebM&M interview, Dr. Dean Schillinger discusses safety and limited English proficiency.