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Journal Article > Study
Sung S, Forman-Hoffman V, Wilson MC, Cram P. J Gen Intern Med. 2006;21:1075-78.
The investigators surveyed primary care physicians regarding direct notification of results for three specific diagnostic tests. They found that physicians generally favored direct reporting to patients when test results were normal, had less diagnostic severity, or had less potential for emotional impact.
Journal Article > Commentary
Flores G. N Engl J Med. 2006;355:229-231.
The author discusses how language barriers can compromise a patient's health care and highlights the need for reliable interpreters to communicate medical information.