Patient-Provider Communication Disparities By Limited English Proficiency

Using the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, investigators found that provider-patient communication became worse for individuals with limited english proficiency (LEP) between 2006 and 2010, at a time when communication improved for the population overall. After 2010, a year that marked substantial efforts to reform the U.S. healthcare system, communication for individuals with LEP were better, although linguistic disparities persist. 

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