Hospital Care for Hispanic Children: Improving Parent-Provider Communication


Research has shown that patients who are not proficient in English receive inferior health care. Most studies, however, have focused on adult patients. This project will enable children's hospitals to measure and improve the quality and safety of care they provide for Hispanic children whose parents have limited English proficiency. Through focus groups, project investigators will identify communication problems between parents and physicians and assess their impact on care. This information will be used to develop a health care quality survey for parents that will help assess language-related problems and needs. Survey results will help hospitals design programs and procedures to improve care for Hispanic children. The survey and a technical guide will be distributed through the Children's Hospital Accountability Initiative and the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions.

Grant Details

Grantee Organization:
All Children's Research Institute
Principal Investigator:
Lisa Simpson, M.B., B.Ch., M.P.H.
Award Amount:
Approval Date:
November 11, 2003

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