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The safety of health care for ethnic minority patients: a systematic review.

Chauhan A, Walton M, Manias E, et al. Int J Equity Health. 2020;19(1):118.

In this systematic review, the authors characterized patient safety events affecting ethnic minority populations internationally. Findings indicate that ethnic minority populations experience higher rates of hospital-acquired infections, complications, adverse drug events, and dosing errors. The authors identified several factors contributing to the increased risk, including language proficiency, beliefs about illness and treatment, interpreter use, consumer engagement, and interactions with health professionals.