The Link Between Medical Interpretation and Patient Safety

What is the link between medical interpretation and patient safety? Improving patient care for Limited English Proficient (LEP) patients is a top priority for hospitals and healthcare systems in the United States. Trained medical interpreters provide necessary communication between health care professionals and LEP patients that increases the quality of patient care, increases patient satisfaction, and supports 

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The Impact of Medical Interpretation Services for Health Care Facilities

Medical interpretation services are used in hospitals, doctor’s offices, health clinics, conferences, and all other health care locations where the patient or participant does not speak English or has a limited ability to communicate in English. Certified medical interpreters are trained in specific medical terminology to be able to accurately communicate medical information and facilitate communication 

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