TABLE 1.

Selected Features of Study Encounters

CaseVisit TypeClinician PresentPatient’s AgeInterpreter TypeInterpreter’s Relationship to Patient, if Ad Hoc InterpreterNo. of Interpreter Errors in EncounterNo. (%) of Interpreter Errors of Potential Clinical Consequence in Encounter
13Well-child visit at pediatric primary care clinicNurse practitioner7 yHospital4516 (36%)
19Sick visit at pediatric primary care clinicAttending pediatrician9 moAd hocNurse109 (90%)
24Sick visit at pediatric primary care clinicNurse practitioner and attending pediatrician1 moHospital4429 (66%)
26Sick visit at pediatric primary care clinicPediatric resident2 yAd hoc11-year-old sibling5849 (84%)
77Sick visit at pediatric primary care clinicAttending pediatrician2 moAd hocNurse2420 (83%)
83Sick visit at pediatric primary care clinicAttending pediatrician8 moAd hocNurse1812 (66%)
84Follow-up at failure to thrive clinicAttending pediatrician12 moAd hocSocial worker2113 (62%)
88Walk-in for immunizations at pediatric primary care clinicAttending pediatrician7 yHospital145 (36%)
106Follow-up at failure to thrive clinicAttending pediatrician11 moAd hocSocial worker2416 (67%)
120Follow-up at failure to thrive clinicAttending pediatrician13 moAd hocSocial worker108 (80%)
153Well-child visit at pediatric primary care clinicNurse practitioner5 yHospital4523 (51%)
165Well-child visit at pediatric primary care clinicNurse practitioner7 yHospital2316 (70%)
176Initial visit to lead clinicAttending pediatrician18 moHospital6034 (57%)