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    But to be more accurate, the use of interpreters and translators by clinicians who are in private practice is much rarer than by large health care systems (or safety net systems like community health clinics or safety net hospitals), precisely because of this cost.  Larger health care systems can absorb the costs and take advantage of economies of scale through various options like using bilingual staff who are trained, hiring a few professional interpreters to their staff, or joining health care interpreting cooperatives, as many providers in California have done.

    We very rarely provide language access services to an individual clinician -- it's all approached from a systems-level or organization-level perspective.

    Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

    by a gilas girl on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 09:04:10 AM PDT

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