Language barriers in access to health care

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Auteur: 
Sarah Bowen
Publisher: 
Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of current research describing the impact of language barriers on health care access and quality of care, and the role that language access programs can play in addressing these barriers. While the review includes studies done in other countries, this report aims to provide an analysis of the research evidence from a Canadian perspective. It is intended to serve as the starting point for further dialogue and collaboration among Canadian researchers, health administrators and policy makers, and providers and users of language access programs.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0662305388