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Trained medical interpreters in a face-to-face clinical setting for patients with low proficiency in the local language

  1. Hirofumi Tsuruta1,*,
  2. Dilruba Karim2,
  3. Takashi Sawada3,
  4. Rintaro Mori4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Consumers and Communication Group

Published Online: 28 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010421

How to Cite

Tsuruta H, Karim D, Sawada T, Mori R. Trained medical interpreters in a face-to-face clinical setting for patients with low proficiency in the local language (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD010421. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010421.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Fujita Planning Co. Ltd., Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan

  2. 2

    Dhaka, Bangladesh

  3. 3

    Minatomachi Clinic, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken, Japan

  4. 4

    National Center for Child Health and Development, Department of Health Policy, Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

*Hirofumi Tsuruta, Fujita Planning Co. Ltd., 1-8-7 Kita-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 169-0074, Japan. hirofumitsuruta@gmail.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 28 MAR 2013

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To assess the effects of trained medical interpreters in face-to-face clinical settings for patients with low proficiency in the local language on:

  1. the quality of communication between patient and provider (as a precondition for the utilisation of professional knowledge to provide quality health care);
  2. the quality of health care, and health outcomes; and
  3. the cost benefit, cost effectiveness and cost utility of interventions by trained medical interpreters.