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Communicating with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Patients: A Question of Health-care Access

Communicating with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Patients: A Question of Health-care Access


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by Stephen Murphy

In the United States, the ability to understand English plays an essential role in how well patients and health-care providers communicate. This article highlights the concerns of providers, differential health-care outcomes, and risk management concerns of providing health care in an increasingly diverse and polyglot population.