With the dramatic increase in patients for whom English is not their native language, physicians can be challenged in terms of providing high-quality healthcare and maintaining patient safety. Growing evidence shows language barriers indirectly impact the quality of healthcare patients receive. Language barriers contribute to reducing satisfaction and communication for both patients and medical providers.
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