Why hire a Healthcare Interpreter?
It has been well established that language barriers contribute to health disparities for Limited English Proficiency (LEP) patients. These patients have less access to a usual source of care, and lower rates of physician visits and preventive services. A CVAIS Healthcare Interpreter is trained to interpret in healthcare environments and assist in effectively facilitating communication between the healthcare provider and the patient.Even when patients do have access to healthcare, LEP patients often have poorer adherence to treatment and follow-up for chronic illnesses, decreased comprehension of their diagnoses and treatment after emergency department visits, decreased satisfaction with care, and increased medication complications.
Reference: (Jacobs et al. 2003).