• Language barriers keep parents from asking questions about their children's care, study finds

    20 days ago - By STAT

    Handoffs are one of the most dangerous times in a patient's care: As one team of caregivers passes a case to the next shift, a clinician might neglect to jot down an important observation, forget to input an order for a test before heading home, or fail to realize that a medication ordered overnight never arrived by morning.
    But handoffs do not have to be so perilous, and patients and families themselves can provide a valuable safeguard against medical errors arising from these inevitable transition points. For children in particular, parents are the ones who notice when their infant's...
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