| Promoting appropriate use o physicians’ non-English language skills in clinical care
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Promoting Appropriate Use o Physicians’ Non-English Language Skills in Clinical Care
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Regenstein M, Andres E, Wynia MK, or the Commission toEnd Health Care Disparities. Promoting appropriate use o physicians’ non-Englishlanguage skills in clinical care: A white paper o the Commission to End HealthCare Disparities with recommendations or policymakers, organizationsand clinicians. American Medical Association, Chicago IL 2013.Availableonline.
Ellie Andres, MPH, DrPH-c
Senior research associateDepartment o Health Policy,George Washington University
Lauren Maul, MA
Survey specialistMathematica Policy Research
Marsha Regenstein, PhD
Proessor o health policyGeorge Washington University
Richard Wright, MD, MPH
Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH
Director, The Institute or EthicsAmerican Medical Association