Language Differences as a Barrier to Quality and Safety in Health Care: The Joint Commission Perspective

@article{Schyve2007LanguageDA,
  title={Language Differences as a Barrier to Quality and Safety in Health Care: The Joint Commission Perspective},
  author={Paul M. Schyve},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={22},
  pages={360 - 361}
}
Effective communication with patients is critical to the safety and quality of care. Barriers to this communication include differences in language, cultural differences, and low health literacy. Evidence-based practices that reduce these barriers must be integrated into, rather than just added to, health care work processes. 
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