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Reducing clinical errors in cancer education: interpreter training.

Gany FM, Gonzalez CJ, Basu G, et al. Reducing clinical errors in cancer education: interpreter training. J Cancer Educ. 2010;25(4):560-4. doi:10.1007/s13187-010-0107-9.

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January 19, 2011
Gany FM, Gonzalez CJ, Basu G, et al. J Cancer Educ. 2010;25(4):560-4.

Untrained medical interpreters were significantly more likely to commit errors in explaining medical terminology to patients, in this study conducted in an outpatient oncology clinic. Prior research has shown that interpreters improve clinical care for patients with limited English proficiency.

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Gany FM, Gonzalez CJ, Basu G, et al. Reducing clinical errors in cancer education: interpreter training. J Cancer Educ. 2010;25(4):560-4. doi:10.1007/s13187-010-0107-9.