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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Review

Lost in translation: impact of language barriers on children's healthcare.

Goenka PK. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2016;28(5):659-666.

Language barriers can contribute to miscommunications that diminish patient safety. This review discusses the responsibility of organizations to identify patients and families that require language assistance and to provide prompt access to qualified interpreters. A past WebM&M commentary discussed how language barriers can compromise quality of care.