Clara Safi
Boston University
InterpreterPublic healthEvidence-based practiceNursingSocial workEmergency medicineReferralBrief interventionAlcohol educationEmergency departmentComplaintAdmission rateHealth care servicePoison controlCurriculumLanguage barrierSuicide preventionMedical emergencyMedicine
Publications 3
#1Edward Bernstein (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 30
#2Judith Bernstein (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 28
Last. Gail D'Onofrio (Yale University)H-Index: 53
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#1Edward Bernstein (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 30
#2Judith Bernstein (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 28
Last. Patricia H. Owens (Yale University)H-Index: 30
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OBJECTIVE: Emergency Departments (EDs) offer an opportunity to improve the care of patients with at-risk and dependent drinking by teaching staff to screen, perform brief intervention and refer to treatment (SBIRT). We describe here the implementation at 14 Academic EDs of a structured SBIRT curriculum to determine if this learning experience improves provider beliefs and practices. METHODS: ED faculty, residents, nurses, physician extenders, social workers, and Emergency Medical Technicians (EM...
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#1Judith Bernstein (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 28
#2Edward Bernstein (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 30
Last. Clara Safi (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 3
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The study was conducted to investigate the impact of an Interpreter Service on intensity of Emergency Department (ED) services, utilization, and charges. This study describes the effects of language barriers on health care service delivery for the index ED visit and a subsequent 90-day period. In all 26,573 ED records from July to November, 1999, resulted in a data set of 500 patients with similar demographic characteristics, chief complaint, acuity, and admission rate. Noninterpreted patients (...
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