The Effects Of Patient Provider Language Agreement On A Pediatric Surgery Practice

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Results MEDLINE Dunlap et al. (2014) examined the effects of patient-provider language agreement on a pediatric surgery practice. The effects being examined were the patient’s access to health care, and the quality of medical care that was received. This article examined both English and Spanish speaking families. The article measured patient satisfaction within a specific clinic. The intervention stated the use of bilingual staff in the medical practice, including secretaries, medical assistants, nurse practitioners, operating room scheduler and surgeon. Comparison of the results aimed at the push for many US children’s hospitals to employ bilingual and bicultural patient navigators. The bilingual navigators will attend appointments with…show more content…
The intervention was based on the length of time that was added to a patient 's visit who required an interpreter. The comparison of the results aimed at reducing problems within the health care practice due to language barriers by providing interpreters. The outcome of the study established that encounters within the clinic took 30 percent longer for those who required interpreters compared to those who did not. Although the length of time can put a strain on staff and presents clinical challenges, the benefits of quality of healthcare that come with interpreters outweigh the costs. van Rosse et al. (2016) examined how a language barrier can have a negative effect on the quality of hospital care received as well as its impact on patient safety. The purpose of the article was to investigate patient safety risks due to language barriers while a patient is hospitalized. The article also aims to study how language barriers are detected, reported and bridged within the hospital. The population studied was ethnic minority patients hospitalized in four urban Dutch hospitals. Intervention was to adequately bridge language barriers for patients, which involves staff being able to adequately detect such a barrier as well as properly report the barrier. Comparison was that the use of professional interpreters was considered to be the best bridge for language barriers within healthcare. The outcome of the study was that there are a wide variety of patient
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