Rural Hospitals and Spanish Speaking Patients with Limited English Proficiency

Date
10/2005
Description

Reports that 40 million Latinos in the United States, 14.2% of the population, have limited English proficiency (LEP), which can lead to poor health outcomes in the absence of effective medical interpretation or translation services.

Center
Rural and Minority Health Research Center
Authors
Myriam Torres, Deborah Parra-Medina, Amy Brock Martin, Andrew Johnson, Jessica Bellinger, Janice Probst
Topics