Fernando S. Mendoza
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Publications 76
#1Glenn Flores (UConn: University of Connecticut)H-Index: 46
#2Fernando S. Mendoza (Lucile Packard Children's Hospital)H-Index: 24
Last.C. Jason Wang (Lucile Packard Children's Hospital)H-Index: 1
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Background Although Latinos, African-Americans, and American Indians/Alaska Natives comprise 34% of Americans, these under-represented minorities (URMs) account for only 7% of US medical-school faculty. Even when URMs become faculty, they face many substantial challenges to success. Little has been published, however, on keys to academic success for URM young faculty investigators.
#1Fernando S. Mendoza (Stanford University)H-Index: 24
#2Elena Fuentes-Afflick (UCSF: University of California, San Francisco)H-Index: 29
Last.Leslie R. Walker-Harding (UW: University of Washington)
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#1Fernando S. Mendoza (Stanford University)H-Index: 24
#2Victor Cueto (Stanford University)
Last.Dana L. Weintraub (Stanford University)H-Index: 5
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To ensure timely appropriate care for low-birth-weight (LBW) infants, healthcare providers must communicate effectively with parents, even when language barriers exist. We sought to evaluate whether non-English primary language (NEPL) and professional in-person interpreter use were associated with differential hospital length of stay for LBW infants, who may incur high healthcare costs. We analyzed data for 2047 infants born between 1 January 2008 and 30 April 2013 with weight 25% of hospital da...
#1Jens Hainmueller (Stanford University)H-Index: 32
#2Duncan Lawrence (Stanford University)H-Index: 5
Last.David D. Laitin (Stanford University)H-Index: 38
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The United States is embroiled in a debate about whether to protect or deport its estimated 11 million unauthorized immigrants, but the fact that these immigrants are also parents to more than 4 million U.S.-born children is often overlooked. We provide causal evidence of the impact of parents’ unauthorized immigration status on the health of their U.S. citizen children. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program granted temporary protection from deportation to more than 780,000 u...
Background In 2009 the I-PASS Study Group was formed by patient safety, medical education, health services research, and clinical experts from multiple institutions in the United States and Canada. When the I-PASS Handoff Program, which was developed by the I-PASS Study Group, was implemented in nine hospitals, it was associated with a 30% reduction in injuries due to medical errors and significant improvements in handoff processes, without any adverse effects on provider work flow. Methods To e...
#1Alisa Khan (Harvard University)H-Index: 8
#2Maitreya Coffey (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 9
Last.Clifton E. Yu (USU: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)H-Index: 8
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Importance Medical errors and adverse events (AEs) are common among hospitalized children. While clinician reports are the foundation of operational hospital safety surveillance and a key component of multifaceted research surveillance, patient and family reports are not routinely gathered. We hypothesized that a novel family-reporting mechanism would improve incident detection. Objective To compare error and AE rates (1) gathered systematically with vs without family reporting, (2) reported by ...
#1Glenn Flores (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 2
#2Fernando S. Mendoza (Stanford University)H-Index: 24
Last.Christopher J. Russell (SC: University of Southern California)H-Index: 6
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Background The number of racial/ethnic minority children will exceed the number of white children in the USA by 2018. Although 38% of Americans are minorities, only 12% of pediatricians, 5% of medical-school faculty, and 3% of medical-school professors are minorities. Furthermore, only 5% of all R01 applications for National Institutes of Health grants are from African-American, Latino, and American Indian investigators. Prompted by the persistent lack of diversity in the pediatric and biomedica...
#1Joshua D. Jaramillo (Stanford University)H-Index: 6
#2Elizabeth Snyder (Stanford University)H-Index: 7
Last.Matias Bruzoni (Lucile Packard Children's Hospital)H-Index: 13
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Abstract Introduction 26 million Americans have limited English proficiency (LEP). It is well established that language barriers adversely affect health and health care. Despite growing awareness of language barriers, there is essentially a void in the medical literature regarding the influence of language disparity on pediatric surgery patients. This study was designed to assess the impact of patient–provider language concordance on question-asking behavior and patient satisfaction for pediatri...