Interpreter Use in Emergency Departments Has Spiked Since COVID-19 Pandemic Onset

March 16, 2022 | Strategic Insights for Health System


What**'**s the**news. Overall use of professional interpreters in emergency departments for patients who use a language other than English increased from 59% to 73% since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, says a [study published in the March 2022 issue of *The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety*](

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