Providing language interpretation services in health care settings
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Published by Commonwealth Fund in New York, NY .
Written in English


  • Transcultural medical care -- United States,
  • Translating services,
  • Linguistic minorities -- Services for -- United States,
  • Communication in medicine

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Edition Notes

StatementMara Youdelman and Jane Perkins.
SeriesField report -- 541., Field report (Commonwealth Fund) -- 541.
ContributionsPerkins, Jane., Commonwealth Fund.
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 54 p. ;
Number of Pages54
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17617030M

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