A new method for evaluating the quality of medical interpretation.

  title={A new method for evaluating the quality of medical interpretation.},
  author={Michael Barton Laws and Rachel A Heckscher and Sandra J. Mayo and Wenjun Li and Ira B. Wilson},
  journal={Medical care},
  volume={42 1},
OBJECTIVES To develop and implement a method to evaluate the quality of medical interpretation in a pediatric outpatient setting and explore the patterns and correlates of errors and failures in translation. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS Observational study of a convenience sample of 13 Spanish-speaking families attending pediatric outpatient clinics at an urban teaching hospital, their English-speaking providers, and interpreters. Visits were audiotaped and transcribed. The transcripts were… CONTINUE READING

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