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

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

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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.