Language barriers among patients in boston emergency departments: Use of medical interpreters after passage of interpreter legislation Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Communication Barriers
  • Emergency Service, Hospital
  • Language
  • Translating

abstract

  • We found that 11% of ED patients had significant language barriers, but use of professional medical interpreters remained low. One year after passage of legislation mandating access, use of professional medical interpreters remained inadequate.

publication date

  • December 2009

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3469318

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10903-008-9188-5

PubMed ID

  • 18810638

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 527

end page

  • 30

volume

  • 11

number

  • 6