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Korean J Nosocomial Infect Control. 2013 Dec;18(2):39-43. Korean. Review.
Kim TH , Kim HJ .
Department of Internal Medicine, Soon Chun Hyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
The Institute of the Korean Language in Life, Seoul, Korea.

Infectious disease consultation contributes to optimal antibiotic use as well as improved treatment outcomes in many infectious diseases, especially severe infections like bacteremia. However, communication and language matter in consultations between clinicians. Communication barriers are even more complex among professionals who speak Korean, since there are significant challenges for practicing medicine while relying on language translations. This review aims to address some of the components that should be included in infectious diseases consultations for Korean-speaking specialists.

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