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Not just "getting by": factors influencing providers' choice of interpreters.

Hsieh E. Not just "getting by": factors influencing providers' choice of interpreters. J Gen Intern Med. 2015;30(1):75-82. doi:10.1007/s11606-014-3066-8.

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November 12, 2014
Hsieh E. J Gen Intern Med. 2015;30:75-82.

This qualitative study found that health care providers often do not use professional interpreters due to barriers including time constraints, limited access to interpreters, difficulty developing a patient–provider relationship through interpretation, and lack of confidence in interpreters' understanding about clinical complexities. A past AHRQ WebM&M case and commentary discusses an adverse event associated with lack of professional medical interpretation.

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Hsieh E. Not just "getting by": factors influencing providers' choice of interpreters. J Gen Intern Med. 2015;30(1):75-82. doi:10.1007/s11606-014-3066-8.