Journal article

Communication interventions to support people with limited English proficiency in healthcare: a systematic review

P Rajiv, E Riggs, S Brown, J Szwarc, J Yelland

Journal of Communication in Healthcare | Published : 2021


Background: Patients with limited English proficiency rely on communication supports to access and engage with healthcare. This commonly involves professional interpreting but may also include other modalities. Inadequate provision of communication supports has been associated with reduced healthcare access and poor patient outcomes. The objective of this systematic review is to synthesize evidence of healthcare communication interventions for people with limited English proficiency and document reported patient outcomes. Methods: The databases MEDLINE (via OVID), EMBASE, PsycINFO, CINAHL and the Cochrane Library were searched for studies evaluating healthcare communication interventions pub..

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