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July 2020 - Volume 18 - Issue 7

  • Edoardo Aromataris, PhD
  • 2689-8381
  • Monthly

Making health care more accessible for all people, an ongoing goal for health systems worldwide, continues to be a challenge in many communities. This month's issue of JBI Evidence Synthesis includes two systematic reviews and a scoping review that address specific marginalized populations and the care they receive. In the first systematic review, the authors synthesize the evidence on the impact of professional interpreters on outcomes for hospitalized children from migrant and refugee families with limited English proficiency. A second systematic review investigates the effects of a variety of health literacy interventions on socioeconomically disadvantaged adults living in the community. Finally, a scoping review maps the current literature on interprofessional, team-based primary health care for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We invite you to view our full table of contents here.

We are also pleased to present a JBI Best Practice Information Sheet to accompany the systematic review "Impact of professional interpreters on outcomes for hospitalized children from migrant and refugee families with limited English proficiency." This brief five-page summary of the published review features the important details including the findings and conclusions of the review, as well as the recommendations for practice. JBI Best Practice Information Sheets are available in the JBI Evidence Based Practice Database and are prepared for a selection of systematic reviews published in JBI Evidence Synthesis.

-Edoardo Aromataris, PhD