Identification of Limited English Proficient Patients in Clinical Care

  title={Identification of Limited English Proficient Patients in Clinical Care},
  author={Leah S Karliner and Anna M. N{\'a}poles-Springer and Dean Schillinger and Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo and Eliseo J. P{\'e}rez-Stable},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
  pages={1555 - 1560}
Standardized means to identify patients likely to benefit from language assistance are needed. To evaluate the accuracy of the U.S. Census English proficiency question (Census-LEP) in predicting patients’ ability to communicate effectively in English. We investigated the sensitivity and specificity of the Census-LEP alone or in combination with a question on preferred language for medical care for predicting patient-reported ability to discuss symptoms and understand physician recommendations… CONTINUE READING

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