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English proficiency associated with hospital revisits, readmissions

JAMA

What The Study Did: Patients with limited English proficiency face barriers in health care settings. This observational study examined whether return emergency department visits or hospital readmissions differed between English-proficient patients and those with limited proficiency who were discharged with acute (pneumonia and hip fracture) and chronic (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart failure) conditions from two Toronto hospitals.

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Authors: Shail Rawal, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of Toronto, is the corresponding author.

(doi:10.1001/jama.2019.13066)

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