JOURNAL ARTICLE

Using medical interpreters

Dionne Hart, Juan Bowen, Ramona DeJesus, Alejandro Maldonado, Fatima Jiwa
Minnesota Medicine 2010, 93 (4): 42-4
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Research has demonstrated that appropriate use of interpreters in clinical encounters improves outcomes and decreases adverse events. This article reviews both the medical reasons for working with trained medical interpreters and the related laws, and offers practical tips for working effectively with interpreters.

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