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Remote Simultaneous Medical Interpreting and Medical Outcomes (RSMI)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00522327
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 29, 2007
Last Update Posted : July 7, 2015
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August 27, 2007
August 29, 2007
July 7, 2015
November 2004
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Adherence with care [ Time Frame: one year ]
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care parameters [ Time Frame: one year ]
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Remote Simultaneous Medical Interpreting and Medical Outcomes
Remote Simultaneous Medical Interpretation: Medical Outcomes

All new patients to the general medicine clinic who were not primarily English speaking were randomized, after consenting, to receieve either remote simultaneous medical interpreting or usual and customary interpreting services. Patient charts were followed for one year after enrollment to assess medical outcomes, including patient satisfaction, diabetes management, lipid management, depression screening and management, vaccine administration.

All Spanish-speaking ER patients were similarly enrolled. They were followed for one ER visit and their knowledge of exit instructions was assessed, as well as their satisfaction with care.

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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
  • Other: remote simultaneous medical interpreting
    remote simultaneous medical interpretation
  • Other: usual and customary
    usual and customary interpreting
  • Other: ENglish speaking
    English speakers
  • Experimental: 1
    remote simult med interpret
    Intervention: Other: remote simultaneous medical interpreting
  • Active Comparator: 2
    Usual & Customary
    Intervention: Other: usual and customary
  • 3
    comparison group
    Intervention: Other: ENglish speaking

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October 2006
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Limited English-speaking
  • English-speaking
  • New patient in medicine clinic
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
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New York University School of Medicine
  • The California Endowment
  • The Commonwealth Fund
Principal Investigator: Francesca M Gany, MD., M.S. New York University School of Medicine
New York University School of Medicine
July 2015

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