Health Policy Research Update
A study published in the American Journal of Public Health found that compared with children who have parents proficient in English, children in limited English proficiency households in California are more likely to be uninsured and receive health care services outside of the U.S. The authors said such barriers could have public health implications in the U.S. or abroad.
The study suggests that U.S. residents with limited English-language skills might benefit from translation services in emergency departments after researchers found that children with LEP parents were less likely to have sought care at EDs.
This week's Health Policy Research Update also includes two studies that address physician disclosure of medical errors to patients.