A Culturally Competent Patient Care: A Review of the CLAS Standards
Annalee A. Mora
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: May 16, 2022
Multiculturism is rapidly growing. It affects all aspects of society, including healthcare. A culturally competent healthcare system has a critical impact on meeting the needs of the diverse population that it serves. The national Culturally and Linguistic Approach Services (CLAS) standards have been developed and implemented as a tool to improve the quality of care, potentially transforming how we address disparities in healthcare. Motivated by a nationalized concern about societal impartiality...
Definition of Cut-Off Score between COVID-19 Acute Phase and Post-COVID-19 Syndrome: Indispensable Element to Consider in the Use of Instrumental and Clinical Tests
Nicolás Alberto Cely-Aldana, MD, Luisa María Benjumea-Gómez, MD, Ronald Antonio Solís-Amin, MD, Alix Sabec Freire-Duran, MD and Maria Paz Bolaño-Romero, MS
Article Type: Letter to Editor | First Published: April 11, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has probably been the worst public health calamity of the 21st century. At the first peak of infection during the early to mid- 2020s, much was unknown about the pathophysiology, COVID-19 phenotypes, pharmacologic and supportive management, rehabilitation, and outcomes. With precision and celerity, several safe and effective vaccine prototypes were developed to achieve the desired herd immunity and reduce intensive care unit admission and death. Scales have also been design...