Eight Critical Reasons to Address the Language Barrier in Healthcare

The language barrier in healthcare presents a critical issue for patients, providers, and health facilities: patients receive inferior care, providers are hamstrung, and health systems carry significant cost burden. In this eBook, we’ve examined the language barrier through a number of different lenses, introducing you to eight reasons why it is vital to prioritize solutions to this issue. An AHRQ report states:

"As our health care systems move toward improving quality and controlling costs, particular focus needs to be placed on how to prevent medical errors for all patients in general and for vulnerable patients in particular."