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Studies Show Importance of Language Services on Reducing Disparities, Increasing Quality of Patient Care
Date:11/1/2007

ated effort to ensure that people with limited English-speaking proficiency have access to language services and assistance in clinical encounters within America's hospitals and health systems," said Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D., MBA, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. "I am hopeful that, with continued vigilance, we will identify solutions to address language barriers that affect the quality of patient care."

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