Comparing In-Person, Video, and Telephonic Medical Interpretation

  title={Comparing In-Person, Video, and Telephonic Medical Interpretation},
  author={Craig Locatis and Deborah Williamson DHA and Carrie Gould-Kabler BSW and Laurie Kay Zone-Smith and BA IsabelDetzler and J R Ma and Richard S. Maisiak and Michael Ackerman},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
Using trained interpreters to provide medical interpretation services is superior to services provided on an ad hoc basis, but little is known about the effectiveness of providing their services remotely, especially using video. To compare remote medical interpretation services by trained interpreters via telephone and videoconference to those provided in-person. Quasi-randomized control study. Two hundred and forty-one Spanish speaking patient volunteers, twenty-four health providers, and… CONTINUE READING
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