Study: Patients With Interpreter Had Decreased Length of StayLimited English proficiency patients who received interpretation at hospital admission and/or discharge had shorter lengths of stay than LEP patients who did not receive interpretation, according to a study in Journal of General Internal Medicine.
Researchers studied the rates of interpretation at admission and discharge for all LEP patients admitted to a tertiary care hospital from May 1, 2004 to April 30, 2007.
Click here to read the full story in Becker's Hospital Review on interpretation.
© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2012. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.
To receive the free Becker's Operating Room Clinical Quality & Infection Control E-Weekly, which focuses on clinical quality, infection control, patient safety and accreditation, click here.
- Study: Romney's Healthcare Reform Law Did Not Increase Hospital Use, Costs
- Value-Based Physician Compensation: How 2 Organizations Are Navigating It
- 100 Leaders of Great Hospitals in America
- 12 Statistics on ASC Administrator Salaries
- UnityPoint Health — Trinity Bettendorf to Open Pain Management Center