More than half of the people in the United States who speak another language, speak English less than “very well”. They are considered to have limited English proficiency (LEP). This language barrier puts their health and that of their communities at risk.
Professional medical interpreters raise the quality of health care for LEP patients to approach or equal that for patients without language barriers.
In this episode Berthine will address the most common errors a healthcare provider does when working with an interpreter.