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Squires A, Peng TR, Barrón-Vaya Y
An exploratory analysis of patient-provider language-concordant home health care visit patterns.
In a 2-year period, this study showed that among the 238,513 visits with 18,132 limited English proficiency patients, only 20 percent of visits were language concordant. The study suggests that home health care services may not be meeting the demand for language services, but more research is needed to determine the right “dose” of bilingual home care visits to optimize home care outcomes and establish a standard for care.
Citation: Squires A, Peng TR, Barrón-Vaya Y . An exploratory analysis of patient-provider language-concordant home health care visit patterns. Home Health Care Management & Practice 2017 Aug 1;29(3):161-67. doi: 10.1177/1084822317696706.
Keywords: Cultural Competence, Home Healthcare, Clinician-Patient Communication, Racial / Ethnic Minorities, Urban Health