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DeCamp LR, Kuo DZ, Flores G, et al. Pediatrics. 2013;132:e396-406.
Limited English proficiency is a risk factor for adverse events, which can be mitigated by using professional interpreters. However, in this study, pediatricians' use of interpreters increased only modestly between 2004 and 2010.
Flores G, Abreu M, Barone CP, et al. Ann Emerg Med. 2012;60:545-53.
Limited English proficiency has been shown to be an independent risk factor for patient safety events, but use of professional interpreters can limit these risks by improving communication with patients. This study found that professional interpreters were significantly less likely to commit errors in translating clinical information compared with ad hoc interpreters (such as family members or nonclinical staff).
Mittal VS, Sigrest T, Ottolini MC, et al. Pediatrics. 2010;126:37-43.
Nearly half of pediatric hospitalists in this survey reported conducting family-centered rounds—multidisciplinary rounds conducted at the bedside in the presence of the patient and family members. Among other benefits, family-centered rounds engage patients in patient safety.
WebM&M Case April 1, 2006
With no one to interpret for them and pharmacy instructions printed only in English, non–English-speaking parents give their child a 12.5-fold overdose of a medication.